I have had this project on my to do list for soooo long. I finally had to bite the bullet and just get it checked off my list. I think I kept putting it off since I really don’t sew. I took “home Ec” back in grade school. Yea that’s how long ago it was.. they don’t even call the class that anymore. I made a shirt back then but really it ended up looking like a pillowcase with three hole in it. It was horrible!
Then when my first daughter was born I made her a dress. It was amazing! It had a zipper in the back and she wore it all the time. I have no idea how I did it other than I am an educated person and can read a pattern. That didn’t help the first time so I am chalking it up to those mom hormones surging through me and made me like a sewing super woman.
So here I was sitting in front of my new sewing machine. I say new, even though I have had it for at least a year. It’s still new since this is probably the first real sewing project I have done on it.
Isn’t she cute? The basics of the machine world but heck I never could have more gadgets on it. I barley know what I’m doing.. thank goodness for pictures on the knobs. LOL.
I have two large pillows that desperately needed to be recovered. I have no pillows on my couch right now and I thought it would be a fun project. Plus have you seen the price of pillows .. Holly CrapOlly!
These are large pillows but perfect for the couch. I went down to Hobby Lobby to find some fabric. After looking and dreaming of really beautiful pillow fabric, which was around $15 (on the low end) and up to $20 a yard, I found in the clearance area some great striped fabric that ended up to work just fine. Remember with all my 4 legged babies at home I do not have a hootie tootie living room. I have a very lived in living room so nothing fancy for us. These are just going to be snuggle up and watch a movie pillows.
The best part of this fabric was the price. Only $7.99! It was originally double that.
So I measure, cut, buy zippers that are made for jackets, and start sewing. I bought the heavier duty zippers. We are not very careful people here and zippers don’t seem to last. I want to be able to take the covers off and on often to wash them.
I know I didn’t put or sew these zippers in the official way, Not the way you’re suppose to sew a zipper in. In fact I don’t think I know what the official way is.. LOL, but my sewing job worked non the less.
Wait, I’ll let you be the judge of that. What do you think?
I really like the fabric and look, the zipper works great and looks like it’s part of the pillow.
Just don’t get your magnifying glasses out and do an inspection. Like I said, it was sewn Big Mamma’s way, not the right way. LOL I crack myself up.