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2012/06/25

Monday Blues: First Sewing Experiment

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So I got a sewing machine. What now?
I had no experience in sewing or whatsoever. Well, yes I remember in my home economics class, we tried to make an apron but I never really payed much attention to it. My sister who is craftier than me ended-up making my project instead.

It was only now that I am enjoying my time as a thrifty homemaker that I showed interest in D.I.Y decors. It made more sense to have a sewing machine.


This fabric was left-overs when I refurbished our dining room chairs which I got at the clearance section at Hancock fabrics.



 I thought it would be fun to make a pillow cover with it and fortunately, I had a piece of paper transfer, made a design with the help of The Graphic's Fairy and put "Le Chateau Blue". That's what I want to call our living room :)

I apologize, I was too excited to try the sewing machine that I did not take pictures of step-by-step process of  sewing pillow case.


However, one of our linkers from Passion Parade Link Soiree Babblings and More shared an easy tutorial on how to make gorgeous pillow covers!





Have a wonderful weekend ahead!



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29 comments:

  1. Hi Myric! I wanted to let you know that I just found a website that you might be interested in. It's called Sew4Home. You might want to check it out. It's got great tutorials!

    Your pillow is very cute. I love the fabric!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that page! It will be my source of sewing info from now on. You rock!

      xoxo
      Myric

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  2. Beautiful first sewing project, you did an awesome job, congratulations!!!!
    Have a great day!
    Always, Queenie

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  3. Hi myric, I'm not a sewer but I do like your first sewing project. That pillow is so chic. Great job.

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  4. Love your first sewing project. It's beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Ann for the sweet comment :)

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  5. I love the way your pillow turned out! Very cute.

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  6. The fabric on the pillow and chairs is so pretty, Myric. I love the color of blue in the home. My mom was such a talented seamstress. She could sew just about anything. She even made my wedding dress. It's so good of you to learn this.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. That was so sweet. I bet she is! It must be the most special dress you have, especially it was made by your sweet mom

      xo
      Myric

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  7. You did a fabulous job with the pillow! And the fabric is gorgeous. I have always thought about purchasing a sewing machine, but have yet to do so. You make it look so easy! I am a new linky follower now~would love for you to pop over for a visit! Angie

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    1. Having a sewing machine is awesome! You'll enjoy it for sure :)

      Thanks for the follow :)

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  8. What a resounding success your first pillow turned out to be! Tres pretty! Oh yeah, I have some serious French skills ...

    Thank you so much for sharing at Pillowpalooza!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. You are welcome! The pillowpalooza was so much fun!

      Don't mind the French skill. I am working on my own too!

      xo
      Myric

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  9. Came over from Cowgirl Up. Le chateau bleu et belle, aussi! Tres grande!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and nice comment :)

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  10. WOW, Myric, I just adrore your pillow!! You did an amazing job with it, I love the blue and white fabric and the transfer too, the way you inset the transfer in the square in the middle is so clever! I simply am amazed this is your first sewing project!! Girl - you have some serious skills!!! Love your Blue Chateau living room- tres chic! Please drop by my blog sometime and say hello!!
    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for kind comment. I visited your blog and I love it!

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  11. The pillow turned out beautifully, and I love your dining chairs too! Such pretty fabric.

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    1. Who knows what beauty you could find at a fabric store clearance section!

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  12. Vos coussins sont adorables... Kathy a raison d'apprécier votre blog, il est tout simplement fantastique.

    Gros bisous.

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Your sweet comment brightens my day