|Travel pillow with trusty yard stick|
OF COURSE my first stop for inspiration was PINTEREST. I looked at neat-o pictures.
I decided I would make something with an envelope back instead of a traditional pillow case with an open end. I thought it would be an epic fail if I didn't close up the case.
I saw this tutorial and thought I can TOTALLY do this.
And then I cleaned up my sewing equipment and relocated my crafty and sewing stuff into our "bonus closet" from our spare bedroom (for a future kiddo). The pillow and fabric sat in there for a month.
FAST FORWARD TO THIS WEEK
The husband is out of town and I can make a sewing mess and leave the project out with no one to complain. I figure I can embellish the pillow with a contrasting ruffle. I was so excited to get started - at 10 pm. I measured my pillow with my trusty thrift store yard stick, and began trimming my fabric to the "appropriate" sizes. I began with gathering the contrasting fabric. I cut a three inch strip thinking it will be enough cuteness to cause squeee! I changed the stitch length and sewed down each side of the fabric. I tugged on the ends of the thread and the gather gave be a bit of trouble and my "carefully" measured ruffle ran a bit short.
|Not a fit|
But whatever - i'll make it work! so then I held up the front of the pillow and realized it was few inches long, but no biggie - just trim it off.
I then sewed the envelope pieces and lovingly overlapped them. Then I held up my beautiful pillow case to my pillow - NOT a fit.
I looked over to my throw pillow on the couch and it was a perfect fit!