I’ve recently been “trying” out sewing ~ with a machine that is. I really don’t know how or what I’m doing, but I wanted to recover my pillows in the family room – so I figured I’d give it a try. My mom gave me her old sewing machine, so I had no more excuses.
I had leftover fabric from the family room curtains. I measured the pillow forms and added an inch. Then inside outed the fabric… pinned it together & sewed 3 sides… it was a bit scary trying to get the hang of the speed with my foot pedal. But I did it. I hand sewed the 4th side after stuffing with the pillow form. So this is what I had…
Nice, but not super cute! I saw this adorable felt pillow adorned with rosettes and my brain started to spin… hum???
I had left over material from making the pillow cover. I started cutting circles like a madwomen. I made the circles about 2-3 inches. They weren’t all the same size and they certainly weren’t perfectly round.
I then folded them in half like this…
and then again in half like this…
Then I took a needle with my almost matching brown thread and stitched it about 1/2 inches up from the bottom… about where my nail is pointing to above.
I’m sure there’s some technical sewing term to better describe this, but like I said… I don’t sew… so I went from front to back, back to front and then once more front to back. Then I sewed the rosette right onto the pillow. I stitched it on about 3 times, tying it off.
My plan was to make a rosette stripe. Halfway through I ran into a problem ~ I ran out of material…oops!
I put on my thinking cap & remembered this old skirt I had.
I wore this skirt pre-3-kiddo days. Even if I could get it over my hips it is WAY to short for a mom of 3 to wear doing any “mom” duties. :-) I had put the skirt in a garage sale pile, but I figured ~ why not ~ just use the material.
Here the pillow is all beautified!
And of course a close-up!
This was such a fun project… I want to ruffle everything right now.
Update… I’m joining The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday!