Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My First Sewing Project

I have always wanted to learn how to sew. When I got a sewing machine as an early Christmas present, I was thrilled! My friend in the ward Rachel Garland was so gracious to come over and show me the basics. We spent most of yesterday together experimenting with the frustrating quirks of my particular model. We had quite the fun time :)

I have these couch pillows that my sister-in-law Megan covered a while ago, and I really liked them but the seams were coming loose and we were re-decorating our living room with a modern organic theme anyway. So for my first project, I re-covered my pillows.

BEFORE (this is what they look like underneath Megan's covers)

Its called a petal pillow. Cute, huh? It was really fun to make :)
and since I had two identical grandma floral pillows, I covered the other one and sewed on some leaf shapes. The smaller one was just some fabric I liked.

So there you go! I'm excited to find new little projects to keep me busy. :)


Logan and Ashleigh said...

SO CUTE! Someday you will have to teach me your skills :)

Ben & Britt said...

I love them! Your so crafty! Seriously if you were selling some I'd totally buy :)

The Garlands said...

Love them :) haha considering I helped pick out the fabric. Ashleigh I could help you sometime!

SBR said...

oh WOWW! these are so incredibly cute! how did you do the rosette?? that's my favoite one : ) and i love the fabric as well. you are awesome!

Judi Judkins said...

Very cute Lindsey. I'm really impressed. Any girl would love them.

Jill said...

I love them!!!! I love them!!! Way to go!!!!

Christy Bracken said...

Wish I was there to learn the skills of sewing. I miss you tons and think of you and Ashleigh often!