Thanks to every body who left a sweet comment or email complimenting us on our entry way bench. I’m so glad everyone liked it! While my husband was working on the bench out in the driveway I had a DIY project of my own. It was a whole lot easier, even though it involves sewing. Usually any project with sewing scares me but this was one that even I could handle!
Maybe I’m a cheapie, but I had a really hard time find inexpensive pillows that I liked and that would also work with the subtle nautical look I’m going for in the entryway. I checked all sorts of discount stores but the only ones I liked were $25 or more. And I’m just not going to spend $25 on a pillow. So either I’m cheap or I’m too picky!
I did however find a set of three dish towels on clearance for $3.99 and I liked the patterns a lot. Score!
Here’s a look into how much of a beginner I am when it comes to sewing. Everything I sew is sewn with white thread because I’m afraid of un-threading my machine. If I un-thread it to replace the white spool that is currently on it I don’t know if I will be able to re-thread it again. Don’t even ask me what will happen when the thread runs out. I’m dreading the day. So if I can do this anyone can!
These dish towels make the PERFCT starting place for some decorative pillow cases because they are already trimmed and hemmed and everything done.
Before I turned the pillow out I did cut off each of the corners making sure I didn’t cut the hem I had just sewn. Cutting the corners just gives the pillow case a nicer shape and makes the corners more straight and even. And that gave me my pillowcase.
The last step was to stuff the pillowcase using some fiberfill from Joann’s and hand stitch the hole closed.