Thank you for the comments on my last post. It sometimes leaves you feeling very vulnerable when you write personal things like these but I was overwhelmed with a “burning in my bones” to get these words out.
Back to actual sewing information, I made throw pillows for my living room!
The fabric is Michael Miller’s Camera fabric that I bought online at Fabric.com (*I hit publish and it struck me that I actually purchased this fabric off Etsy-duh). I had to have the fabric when I saw it. We recently put up shadowboxes that have moulds of different formats of cameras. Hubby and I are both photographers and we both worked together in a camera shop when we were engaged and first married so cameras are an important thing in our home.
I traced the rectangles for the pillow by laying similar throw pillows on top of the fabric and tracing. I tried to get in as much orange as I could since it is my favourite decorating colour right now. I used old sheets as the backing fabric. Is that weird? It’s so soft and the colour was perfect; also, I wanted to save my “good” fabric to make some placemats. They were my sheets and were well-washed and dried… Anyway, I used the machine to sew 3 sides, slid the pillow form in and handstitched the bottom. No, they aren’t wash friendly as I didn’t have zippers and just wanted to get them done before my book club arrived! I’ll spot wash.
Do you make home decor projects? I have to spread them out among garment projects as they aren’t my favourite. But these I enjoy!