I’ve been looking for some pillows to add a punch of color to my sofa and love seat, but haven’t found anything I just can’t live without or want to dish out $$ for. So two days ago I decided to sew myself a new pillow. Now, what you have to understand is….I dont’ sew! I attempt to sew, but I will be the first in line to admit, “I don’t sew”. I made a short set for my daughter YEARS ago when she was about three. She loved shorts and pants with pockets (she still does), so I even sewed pockets into the shorts. I bought a pattern and followed it very closely. Or so I thought. As she was modeling her new outfit, she stuck her hands in her pockets and I about fell over. I had sewed them in backwards! Instead of her hands going to the front of the shorts, they went to the back around her butt. She could have cared less. She wore that that short set time after time.
So once again, I have decided to try my hand at sewing. I own a nice sewing machine, which I have used a total of once. Mr. bought it for me for Christmas several years ago and and I made scarves for a craft show. That was the end of my sewing. Haven’t had it out of it’s case since. Until Monday. My mom and I ventured to the local Hancock’s (which isn’t very local, as we don’t have one in our quaint, little, industrial town that doesn’t have much of anything except an Atwood’s, Tractor Supply & Wal-Mart). Anyhoo, I found this great scrap of material for only $2.50! It has the same yellow gold color of my lamp. I was really excited. My mom on the other hand thought it was pretty ugly. At least she’s honest! ;0) The lady behind the counter told me that I should add some tassels the same color of the bird to it and how great they would look. I told her, “Yeah, but I don’t sew“.
After digging my sewing machine out of the downstairs hall closet, I set about sewing me a pillow. It only took me a total of two hours and $10.00 to make this bad boy! I think it turned out pretty darn good, since I didn’t have a pattern and really had no clue what I was doing. (Tassels would look good, wouldn’t they?)