Thursday, December 16, 2010

Made me a pillow...

I told you all on Sunday that I didn't get to make the pillows I had planned on for Kim's party, seeing as I didn't have a zipper foot for my machine. Luckily the sewing store near my house was able to procure one for me. I decided to start with an extra accent pillow I wanted to make, just in case I suck at using a zipper foot. Well, I do, but it was a good learning experience and especially taught me it's very difficult to sew stretchy, thick knit materials...

I saw this fabric at Hobby Lobby (shhh... in the baby fabric section) and I just had to have it. It's soooo soft, like almost baby bunny soft. Of course, since it's slightly furry and black it will be coated in dog hair in no time at all! Awesome.


The corners turned out really well, I was pretty impressed since I am impatient and didn't actually measure anything. I just laid out the cover I had that was the size I want and cut around it. My white chalk pencil wasn't cooperating, so I made due.


I love the texture on this fabric! Perfect for pattern-phobes like myself.


The zipper didn't turn out so great, but I'm inclined to blame the fabric and my inexperience. Next time I'll do better!  :D

What have you made recently? Have you ever tried to sew a zipper in stretchy fabric?

7 comments:

Victoria said...

I wish I could sew! That pillow is gorgeous and looks so comfy and soft:)

Your fur baby is precious. My boys are all grown now and my 2nd husband and I aren't going to have any kids together so we dream of when we can have a fur baby:) They don't allow them in our apartments so we have to wait!

Kristina P. said...

I like it! It looks super soft.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

It did turn out great! I would love to learn how to sew pillows.

Lynett said...

I have to tell you, I recently made pillows and they're sitting there with the bottoms open because I cant for the life of me sew in a zipper. Maybe I should youtube it? LOL

LizzieBeth said...

Can I quickly tell you how much I love that chair? I know it's not the subject, but I have a little furniture crush on it!

LB

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the pillow and the fabric you chose. And awesome job on the corners - mine don't usually look that great.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

As a non-sewer, I just wanted to add that I hate zippers. But they make pillow covers look so much nicer so they are worth it. But I still hate them. Your pillow looks great. And ditto on the chair, it's fab :)