Sunday, October 3, 2010

Without a Car Part 1



My first project was to make fall pillow covers. A few weeks ago I realized that instead of buying new pillows or pillow forms all I had to do was take the covers off the pillows I have and make new covers. Luckily I had purchased the fabric before the car died so this was the perfect time to sew. I just made envelope closures on the back, no zippers. Some of the backs don't quite meet because I was too scrimpy on the fabric purchase but I'll figure out a way to keep them closed. I'm thinking buttons or bows. I have a plain gold one that I'm going to take to the monogrammer to have an M put on. Now I'm thinking of Christmas/winter pillows. I like dreaming up the ideas as much if not more than making them.

7 comments:

Firefly said...

Love the new cushions, B! The mustardy color looks just perfect with the gray.
Blessings,
G

The WoodLand School said...

These are just lovely new pillows ... they look great in your room!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You know what they say about great minds....I did exactly the same thing with my ho-hum matching sofa pillows. A simple recovering job did the trick for me. Yours look fabulous. I love that you made-do with the fabric you had on hand. Way to be!

Kristyn Knits said...

They all look wonderful and cheery for fall decorating inside. I love the monogram idea!! have a wonderful week.

stitching under oaks said...

this is a great color combination. I thought of you today as I'm home without a vehicle and I'm giddy with excitement about it!

Larissa said...

Love how your sofas are a traditional design in a modern color scheme! Your cushions compliment them perfectly. I totally get you on dreaming up ideas - i feel the same way.

Jane said...

Great idea. I need to spruce up my couches!