I decided on my first sewing project… pillows! After all, that’s the first thing they teach you during home economics class in middle school. Surely, I can make pillows!
I read up on my sewing machine manual and learned to thread the machine. I then cut the fabric, which happens to be fabric I bought on clearance the day before, so the expense would be minimal if I made mistakes. I also happened to have stuffing, (if that is the correct sewing term) for pillows from when I ever so skillfully take fabric to my seamstress so she can make stuff for me.
Following this tutorial, I sewed around the edges about 5/8 of an inch in, cut the corners, flipped them over, stuffed them and hand sewed the remaining opening in order to close them up. Here is what I made so far. Well, I actually made two of the circle prints. I bought quarters of cotton for those.
Note that in the photo above, they are all slightly different sizes. I didn’t exactly measure. I’ll have to work on that! But, not too bad for the first time. I am actually already using some of them. I put two on the guest bed:
Then, I placed another on a chair in the family room.
Will post about where I placed the black and white one later.
Off to a good start! But, so much more to learn!