Yesterday, I tried to clean my office and ended up making a pillow cover. What?
The office has not been organized since the craft fair. It’s basically a disaster of partially finished projects, supplies, paint, fabric, etc. So, yesterday I decided it was time to deal with the situation. Truthfully, I really wanted to do some Christmas decorating, but we were waiting on the “cable guy.” I didn’t want to pull everything out since the guy needed to go to each level of the house to do some work.
I started folding fabric to put away and started thinking about making a simple pillow cover. It really was just going to be a plain green cover with a few ribbon ties – nothing special. After sewing a simple square cover and adding some ties, I realized that “nothing special” really meant “boring!” I couldn’t tolerate boring, so I borrowed some inspiration from the “E”s in my office and added one as an appliqué with some special stitching.
Because I did it so out of order, I never took any photos of the process. Here is my final product…
I really liked the choice of the zig zag stitch in red. It wasn’t difficult, by any means, but it looks more interesting than a straight stitch in a matching color thread.
I love how festive these pillows look without being too kitschy!
By the way, the office never did get cleaned! Maybe tomorrow?