Saturday, April 17, 2010

Getting my Martha on - Pillow Cover Tutorial

Hi peeps!

I finally, finally, finally got around to breaking out the sewing machine and whipping up my pillow covers, knocking another thing off the list. The first thing I had to do was build a table for my sewing machine. I used to sew at the dining room table but that's not really an option any longer. So first Young Master Beads and I made a trip to IKEA and made and assembled a couple of $20 tables. It was really fun having him help me put it together. I think I'll have to do something like that more often with him. Young Master also likes to help me cook and I find it really enjoyable too. :D

So here they are! I made five pillow covers in total using a fabulous tutorial I found here.

Hubby was a little sad to see his Georgetown Hoya pillow was covered up but he has somehow found the strength to carry on. Plus it's totally removable so he can take it off when he has a jones to see the doggy. ;P

I know you are all like Nina where did you get that sweet orange patterned fabric? Well from this fab seller who I've talked about before on the blog, Jenny of HomeSweet. I got the fabric last summer at Crafty Bastards in DC and have been holding onto it since then. :D

In this last picture is what I call my home decor book cover. That is if I ever were to write a book. lol!

Since I opened the shop back up I have been slowly filling it with new, ready to ship goodies. Once I stopped beating myself up for taking a vacation rather than a working vacation, I actually did some work...You can find these lovelies in the ready to ship section of the store.


T.Allen-Mercado said...

She's back, she's bad, she's Nina! Great job! I use napkins from World Market and Pier One clearance for throw pillows/covers-they have great designs!

CarolynArtist said...

Great new work Nina!!! (and love the new pillow covers!) Nice to see you back and motivated :-)

Kiandra said...

stop making me want to sew up some pillows!! i have no time lady! those are sooo me all inspired and stuff! the locs are looking lovely too!