Since I started this blog a short time ago, the projects I’ve worked on have fallen somewhere in my comfort zone. Today was the day that all of that changed… I don’t sew! In fact, the last time I think I came close to a sewing machine was in my high school home EC. class when we made patchwork pillows. Let’s just say that I’m so clueless around a sewing machine that I had to ask for help when threading the thing. Was this lack of experience going to stop me? No way, I’m up for a challenge. Especially with this being the new year and all I thought it would be good to try something new.
Recently I’ve seen a few pics on-line of these cute sweater pillows and really wanted to give it a try… what’s the worse that could happen right? I found a sweater at the second hand store since I didn’t have anything in my closet that I was ready to take the scissors to and used an old pillow that had seen it’s better days for the stuffing. I also splurged on a couple of nice buttons to add a little decorative touch. Anyway, it was really very easy and if I’m saying that, seriously, it was pretty easy. I cut the sweater to roughly the size I needed leaving one side seam together then sewed two other sides to fit my pillow form. I then turned it right side out, stuck the pillow form inside and sewed up the last side by hand which didn’t take much time at all. I stitched on the buttons using the longest needle I could find and looky, looky, my own personally sewn sweater pillow. This is a proud day for me! I gained a little confidence putting this together today so watch for more sewing projects in the future!