Happy Saturday one and all.
I hope your week ending festivities are going well. I'm at home sewing all day and I have to say I love it. Granted, they are not projects I would WANT to do, but need to be done.
But before I hit the trails with some other non me projects, I wanted to get this one out of the way first.
I purchased two throw pillows from Target's clearance rack the other day. $10 each. They are pretty firm and are great for those of us who like to drape a pillow on our lap when we are sitting (raises hand). They are like a makeshift table, but I digress.
These pillows are filled with shoddy material, literally. I thought that tag was amusing. Just HOW shoddy I wonder? ;)
The thing is, I hate pillows that don't have a cover I can throw into the wash at my leisure. Why? I have a cat and he sheds. That and I think it's stupid to dirty up something that can't be cleaned. Why did you buy it if you can't re-use it? To me that is the point of MnM. Making something that's meant for a short time last it's true life.
What did I do? I looked at my fabric stash and decided that I was going to make some pillow cases for these two finds. I choose some thin red cotton/polly I save for mock ups. I also used this fabric or the skirt of my bedroom vanity, and having bought ten yards at $1 a yard some time ago, I had plenty left.
Measuring? Ha! Making a pattern I be damned! I was ghetto with this. I cut a long strip that covered the front (taking into account some seam allowance) wrapping it around. It's like the shoddy pillow's own sausage casing!
I thin pinned it and stitched it, and because I was too lazy to change the white thread in my serger, I zig-zagged the raw edge, cut it down, and stuffed that pillow inside.
This took me 20 minutes, no foolin'. Now I can use my pillows, throw the case in the wash, and reuse the shoddy pillow again with no consequences!
I love it when a plan comes together.
Have a great Saturday!