Well I took the plunge this past week and did some sewing projects. Sewing is really out of my comfort zone. Give me wood and a big saw and I'm fine...a sewing machine intimidates me. :) Sadly, my husband knows more about a sewing machine than I do! He gave me a mini lesson on our hand me down sewing machine from his grandma. I only had to sew straight lines so it wasn't too hard after I got the hang of it. It was actually pretty fun and I can't wait to do some more easy sewing projects in the near future!
Do you want to see what I whipped up?
We recently moved our youngest son to a bigger room in our house. So I'm in the process of sprucing up his room with some new accessories. Some cool DIY pillows were on the list to add to his door bed!
I first started with a no sewing machine pillow project first. My son and I found this cool placemat at Target. I think it was around $3.
I took a seam-ripper to the side of the placemat and made a hole big enough that I could easily stuff the pillow with poly-fil.
The poly-fil I already had on hand for several years. That just gives you an idea on how I've been dragging my feet learning how to sew! :)
Once the placemat was stuffed with enough poly-fill, I hand sewn the opening with a needle and thread.
This was a super easy pillow to make! It literally took me minutes to make.
I love the stripped pattern!
Then I wanted to add a little graphic detail. That was easily done by doing the freezer paper stencil method to a couple pillows.
I found a 4 pack of bright green napkins at Target for $1.78. I couldn't pass them up with that great price!
This is where our sewing machine came in! I sewed 2 sets of napkins together to make 2 pillow covers.
My son loves cars and trains, so I googled car and train silhouettes. I found several images to choose from and I chose some very simple ones that I could easily print and cut out with my exacto knife. Click HERE to see my full tutorial on how to freezer paper stencil. It's fun and easy to do!
Once the paint was dry, I filled the pillow covers with the existing batting I had on hand and then hand sewn the opening I left on the side.
All 3 pillows cost less than $5 to make! Gotta love that!
And most importantly I have one happy 4 year old!
Do you sew? If not, then maybe it's time to try! If I can do it, anyone can!
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