I have to start a little early with my Mother’s Day shopping each year because my mom’s birthday is in the same week! It is less than two and a half weeks away. Plus I have to mail, unfortunately, because we live so far apart. I thought while I searched for a few special and inexpensive ideas, I would share in case you were also looking for a gift.
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As you know, a quick and easy update for your home to celebrate the warmer temperatures outside, is to add new, white and bright pillows to your living room and bedroom:
I have so many pillows, but I need new ones! haha I found this fabric that I fell in love with right away at Greenhouse Fabrics:
I have not sewn in over 15 years but felt I would remember how to sew a simple pillow! I ordered one yard to make 2 18” pillows. I made a 20”, ( 18” plus 1” seam allowance on each side) square pattern out of brown paper and cut out:
Funny how I remembered exactly how to thread the sewing machine, fill a bobbin and figure out the seam allowance! (half inch):
Be sure to leave opening 10-12” on one side to later insert pillow insert. After sewing right sides together, I trimmed the corners and turned inside out. I ironed out any wrinkles and pressed under 1/2” on open edge. After I inserted pillow insert, I sewed up the edge and that was it!:
I forgot how much I enjoyed sewing. I LOVE fabric. I miss not being able to go into a fabric store and be able to touch and feel everything, although there are a lot of places to find beautiful fabrics at great prices, such as Etsy and Online Fabrics. I think they came out beautifully! I am happy I did not have to spend a fortune for unique, one of a kind, perfect pillows. What can I make next? Have you sewed anything in awhile?