I cannot sew, but somehow I found myself yearning to do so. I used to sew a project with my grandmother every summer, but sadly did not retain any of those skills. I went to the flea market last year with a dear friend and bought three vintage feed bags and a beautiful pink piece of vintage fabric from Thailand. I commissioned one of the feedbags into a lovely piano cushion for our bench from a local furniture upholsterer (that was certainly a task I could not handle).
I turned the other three into pillows. I sewed all three of them by hand. I am very proud of myself. I even added zippers! I bought a scrap of linen on sale for $5 to back the pink fabric. I still have enough linen leftover for one more pillow. I just need to find the perfect victim, I mean fabric.
It was quite tedious, but so rewarding. I really enjoyed it. I favor the pillows that I made myself and find myself not rotating my pillows as frequently as I used to. The feedbags were the easiest projects. I simply recut the seams and resewed them to fit different body pillows.
I have heard of people taking Anthropologie tea towels and sewing pillows out of them. I have not tackled this. I think it would be a darling idea for a child’s room.
I have also used an Anthropologie tablecloth to make a pillow.
Do you love pillows as much as I do? Can you sew?
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