Saturday, March 13, 2010

In Which I Make a Pillow

I want to become a semi-decent seamstress. My MIL (who is far more than just semi-decent)

has let me borrow her old sewing machine (last summer, still have it, sorry). In conjunction with that, one free Saturday Dusty and I decided to go to Cave City because we heard there was a wax museum (which, as it would turn out, was closed) and we were feeling random.

We then came across this HUGE antique store where many things were overpriced except bins full of old fabric. So, naturally, I bought some, thinking, "I still have Laura's old sewing machine, surely I can make a pillow out of this."

So I set up shop in my dining room, measuring, cutting, discovering I measured wrong, measuring again, cutting, I'm bad with numbers, etc.

I also quite often forget how to wind the bobbin or thread the machine, as is evidenced below:

After lugging the machine over to the MIL's house for some technichal malfunctions (I apparently bought quilting thread instead of pillow-making-thread) then lugging it back to my house, acquiring a new desk for the office and thus moving the old office desk in the spare room to make a sewing desk ,and avoiding the project for about two weeks because I was afraid I couldn't get the machine to work again, I finally FINALLY takcled it today.

About five painless minutes later, I wound up with my finished product:

It doesn't look totally awesome, the edges are a little lopsided, but I made it and I have a great story as to where the fabric came from! I think I'm slowly but surely getting the hang of this.

And it only took a little under a month! Maybe next one will only take a week. But I don't want to get my hopes up.

[Also, I feel I must mention I used this pattern, which I found to be very helpful and it had the bonus of having pictures!]


Andrea said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go back to that store and bring some of that fabulous fabric to Missouri with you! :)

Emily said...

Good job!! I love that fabric!