My sister was home, this Christmas, from Ontario, and I made her promise that she would "help" me sew some covers with the fabric I ordered from fabric.com. By help, I meant that I would watch and learn while she make them. Just kidding.... but, being the teacher she is, she instructed and I did most of the work!
She couldn't understand how come she had learned to sew at school and from Mom, but I hadn't. I remember making a tote bag and a pair of boxer shorts in grade 8 and 9, but I think that was the last time I touched a sewing machine.
I'll admit, I don't think I could thread the machine without using the manual, but I'm sure I'll learn soon enough! The hardest part was not the actual sewing but rather measuring and cutting. The first one was too big and we had to redo it a bit.
me cutting the fabric:)
Mom's trusty old sewing machine.. does the trick!
Here's how they turned out. While not perfect, not bad if I do say so myself!
I think next time I would made them a bit smaller. I left an inch seam allowance, but IKEA pillows are not super full, so I think you could get away with none at all.
And, here they are on the couch in the office.
I may be addicted now... where else do I need new pillows?