Finally Finished Pillows

I blogged about a pillow project made from a set of napkins I found in an antique shop.  That was last September!  Here’s a quick recap…

I started with 4 aqua napkins…


Then I used fabric paint to write on them…

Then I procrastinated a really long time…because I wanted zippers, but wasn’t sure I could actually put them in.

Over the Christmas holiday my mom walked me through the zipper sewing process.  I’m not going to lie – it was not my favorite thing to learn, especially since I had to rip it out and redo both zippers several times each!  My mom is a calm and patient teacher, reminding me that every mistake is another opportunity to learn.  Unfortunately for us both, I am NOT a calm or patient learner.

There was some ironing to be done first…


That was the easy part.  The sewing was definitely a challenge.


I finally got the zippers put in…


…but I procrastinated a little longer.

Today I decided the wait was over!  Even though I didn’t have the correct size pillow forms, I think they turned out pretty well.



About macfishreed

I'm a former country girl living in the suburbs with my four guys. I enjoy re-using, re-inventing and re-imagining just about anything!
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One Response to Finally Finished Pillows

  1. Virginia says:

    Good job, student!


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