Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Sewing Session

Yippie!!! I made something else using my very very very old sewing machine.  So if you have been following this blog for some time you may remember me talking about wanting to learn how to sew a few months back in a previous post

You may also remember me talking about my husband's sister teaching me a thing or two about sewing and me making a tiny pillow and phone carrier.  Well these things were tiny and not very useful.  I also made them with the comfort of my sister-in-law close by so they really didn't count.
I am so excited to say that today I made an envelope pillow case.  I did it all by my lonesome (well, actually with the assistance of a you-tube video posted by someone named CraftyGemini).  I don't know who she is but I'm so appreciative of her very easy to follow instructions. 

I have spent quite some time gathering my sewing equipment before I started sewing.  It was nice to successfully sew something uneventfully.  I bought two pieces of $1 fabric from Walmart to make the pillow case.

Back: if you zoom in you'll see some flaws but I'm hoping I'll improve with practice.

Side view

OK, so I may be getting carried away but I've started asking some of my favorite family members and friends what color scheme and size they would want  so I can make them one.  I figure that if I get really good at making those, I can move on to something else.  I may tackle making curtains some day but for now, I'll stick to pillow cases. :)

Have you made anything recently?  Do you have any simple sewing tips/ideas for me? Bring it on.  By the way, these can be easily taken off to be washed.

Mrs. K


  1. Well done girl. That looks chic ;)! I haven't used my sewing machine in ages but hopefully I will start again once everything fall into place!

    Have a great week.

  2. That pillow looks really good!! There are some home-maker genes somewhere in your blood. Really impressed. Keep up the good work!!

  3. Thanks ladies and gent.
    Paul: yes, I have some home-maker genes that are ready to be unleashed. LOL

  4. It looks really good, especially for a beginner! And by the looks of it, you'll master it in no time.

  5. oooh the amount of throw pillows i would make if i knew how to sew! and curtains ... that would be the dream! great job! you are going to be a pro before you know it!

  6. Super cute Mrs K! Good job! So i guess we'll be seeing lots of pillows for time being ya? Lols....

    other project idea
    * placemats
    * coasters
    * boxer shorts
    * pencil case

  7. Wow, well done Mrs. K Glad you figured it out. Can't wait to see what you make next. I'm sure you'll be able to make curtains in no time.

  8. It looks great! Making a pillow is also on my list of DIY :)


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