i was giddy last weekend when i snuck in some time for sewing for myself.
our playroom couch was looking pretty dull with blah pillows that didn’t really reflect the fun that this room should evoke.
i have been saving all my extra strips of fabric from all my ruffled items, and the pile has gotten pretty big.
i was thinking i’d make a quilt with these scraps, but i should’ve known better- i’m way too impatient to wait to save up that many scraps.
instead i made some scrappy strip pillows, and a couple others for fun.
for the striped pillows i simply sewed the ends of the strips together and then cut the strips to the length of my pillow, plus 1/2 inch for the seam allowance.
then i sewed all the strips together and used the chenille backing from the pillows i was replacing.
the other pillows were fun, too.
i’ve been dying to use this abc fabric for so long, but never knew where.
i used a bit of it here in the kids’ bath for the french door revamp.
i added chunky ricrack around the edge.
does anyone know how to do ricrack easily?
i have been sewing for a long time, and i just can’t figure out an easy way to do it!
i have a really hard time making the corners look right – its a good thing i’m not a perfectionist!
i also am not so sure if i’m doing the pompoms correctly. i love how they turned out, but i had to use so many pins and go so slowly.
i despise both of those things: sewing slowly and using pins.
does anyone have any helpful tips for me?