Monday, June 8, 2009

New Pillows!

I bought an old tablecloth at an antique store several weeks ago (really cheap) & knew right away I wanted to make pillows out of it. I loved the bright old fashioned flowers on it & thought it would brighten up our dull couch.

I finally got the sewing machine dusted off last weekend & thought I'd whip them up in an hour or 2. After all, it's just a quick pinning, sewing a few straight seams, stuffing the pillow form in & stitching them closed right? Well, I sewed 3 sides of the first pillow before I turned the material over & realized the other side was a big mess of tangled thread! It took me a while before I figured out my "thread tension" knob had gotten moved & was set on 0! I had to rip out all the seams & then was not in the mood to mess with it anymore that day so started up again the next day. Got the first pillow done but when I began stuffing in the pillow form I realized I hadn't left a big enough opening so it was on to more seam ripping & fixing. Ugh. The 2nd pillow went more smoothly but halfway through I ran out of bobbin thread. I hate when that happens! Last night I finished hand stitching them both closed & it was all I could do to keep Zoolou from attacking the thread as I pulled it in & out! Anyway, they are all done now & looking bright & happy on my boring couch. Zoolou tried one out for size & seemed to approve - ha!

My next door neighbor is fostering 2 kittens right now & I get to kittysit them while she's out of town this week. They are so adorable & just romp & play & do all those cute kitty things! I'll have to take some pictures & post them.

Hope you're all having a great Monday!


snippetgirl said...

Those pillows are gorgeous!!! I love them. Zoolous found the purrfect spot :). She is equally stunning as the pillows. They just have to spread the cat hair around on anything new, don't they?
Have a great day!
Purrs, Carrie

Anonymous said...

Jill, love the pillows! What a great idea to recycle an old table cloth. Before you make any more, give me a call, I have a way to make pillow covers with no zippers, no sewing sew, and they are removable so you can wash them!
Enjoying your blob, you write really well!
Purrs and Hisses, JoJo