I Can’t Sew
I can’t sew. Really. Well, I can sew in a straight line, but that’s about it. I did however, do one sewing tutorial on how to make envelop pillows when I first started blogging. Prior to this, the last time I used a sewing machine was 15 years ago. I tried to follow a simple pattern for a T shirt. I thought it’d be a good place to start. The key word is “tried”. It turned into an off the shoulder half shirt. Ever since that happened sewing has always intimidated me.
Fast forward 14 years, my amazing brother bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas 2011. I took a picture for you.
Yep… still in the box as of November 2012.
I even had to read the directions to make sure I wound the bobbin and threaded the machine correctly.
So, just to be clear this post isn’t a sewing tutorial, rather it serves as social proof that I made these pillows for my guest room from the extra fabric I used to upholster this bench and used this very generous present from my brother. Here are some pictures to prove it.
On a side note, the entire time I was making these pillows I was thinking about how I made these same pillows in seventh grade home economics class. My teacher would be proud! Anyway, to my brother, I promise I will continue to try my hand at more sewing projects and it won’t be another 15 years before I do… maybe 10 or 12 but definitely not 15. Just kidding! Labu.
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