This past weekend I finally got around to using my sewing machine again (yay!). It hasn't had any use since Co-pilot was born. I made a pillow cover for Tech Guy's den. I think it was another procrastination from getting to all that paper organizing (you can read about my other procrastination here). :)
The pillow I made is the orange, Marimekko lumimarja fabric one below.
The pillow was made using two napkins that I picked up from Crate and Barrel after Thanksgiving.
|Crate and Barrel Lumimarja Orange Napkin|
They were just the right size for a 20" x 20" pillow, which made this project easy peasy (no cutting). I even had an invisible zipper in my sewing stash. Tech Guy was SO happy that he didn't have to take me to the dreaded Fabricland. I sewed my pillow cover with an invisible zipper closure. There are many tutorials out there on how to do this. If you're looking for a tutorial, this one is pretty good and detailed.
The new pillow sits on this brown vintage, mid century modern couch that we picked up from one of our neighbours when they were moving (technically from the side of the road since they were throwing it out). It was in good condition and the perfect size for Tech Guy's small den. I haven't really given a tour of his den yet mostly because it is largely undecorated. We are working on it, but here you can have a small sneak peek of one wall of the room. I am planning to incorporate lots of blues and some orange into the colour scheme. I'm not sure if the Monet painting is going to stay or be replaced by something different. We'll see. The longer print on the back wall is a listing of the phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) which is great for our plane-loving family. :) Sorry that the photo doesn't show the details that well (I needed to increase my depth of field/f-stop...I think). We have plans for a mixed media gallery wall above the teak unit as well.
Here's another picture of the pillow. The trellis pillow was purchased at HomeSense and is by Tommy Bahama (in case, anyone was wondering). :)
Has anyone else pulled out their sewing machine lately? I'd love to see what you've created. Have a great day!
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