Remember that Doris Day/Rock Hudson movie Pillow Talk? If you've never seen it...it's a fun little movie and might be worth a watch.
But that's not the kind of 'pillow talk' going on here today...so let's get to day 4 in sewing week. All about pillows.
Before we moved back into our house (after it was put together enough to be livable after the water damage) I had never sewn a pillow or even thought about doing it. If I wanted a new pillow cover or throw pillow, I'd go shopping. :)
But pillows are the one of the easiest things to sew! I actually think curtains (like we talked about yesterday) are even easier, but a close second would be pillows.
When we got our new couch (after our other couch molded in storage) it came with tons of pillows. There were probably about 8 pillows in two different fabrics. Yawn! Boring! They were each a shade of brown or tan with a paisley print. Here is an example of one:
I fell in love with this fabric from JoAnn Fabrics. It was expensive, or I would have probably made curtains out of it. But I could justify spending the money for a small amount to cover a pillow.
Marimekko. It's called 'lumimarja' (the snow berries color - although now they have a bright pink in this pattern that is gorgeous!) and I bought several yards on ebay a few years ago. My intention at the time (pre-water damage) was to make basement curtains out of it, but I couldn't find enough yards to do that. So I used what I had to make a large pillow instead. This was my first time trying to do an envelope style pillow cover. I just totally made it up as I went, and it turned out just fine!
The girls got some pillows too:
There are lots more places that need some pillows and I have some ideas...but probably have more than enough projects to keep me busy for a while. The rest of the pillow projects will have to wait.