Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sew Happy

There is just something about winter that puts me in a sewing mood.  I broke out my sewing machine this week and made a few new pillows and pin cushions.
I really love this great French-y image from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed the image onto my fabric and then just sewed and stuffed.  I printed it out in a 5x7 size so I was able to get two images onto the fabric.  Kind of like two for the price of one!  I'm wondering, though, if some of you sewing pros can tell me what I'm doing wrong on some of my pillows.  They doesn't always seem to come out even.  Sometimes they have what I can only describe as "wings"?!

I used the same fabric plus another I bought from Fabric.com a few months ago for these pin cushions.  I just love the way they look in the vintage jello molds.  I added some French script to give them a French-y touch.  For these, I used a plate to cut my circles and then just stitched the fabric leaving two ends long.  When I was done stitching all around, I pulled the ends together, tied, added my stuffing and then hot glued them to my molds.

I have added a few other new petite pillows to my Etsy shop too.

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday and The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday.

Jeanine