Hey guys! I'm soooo excited! My mom is flying out from California and I'm picking her up at the airport in the morning!! I haven't seen her since September. We are going to have so much fun while she is here! Hobby Lobby, Ikea, antiquing, baking, going to the pool. I can't wait!! And have you seen the new kids ticker? Whoo hoo! Only a few more days and i will be hangin' tough!! (sorry couldn't resist). Now I just need to get an outfit! Any suggestions? My wardrobe is seriously lacking.
Okay on to what this post is suposed to be about, the second floor cushion. Here it is...
Natalie picked out this fabric. The piping doesn't exactly match but I love the pop of color!
And they look great together!
Now onto keepin' it real. I have said that I am a beginner sewer. Some of you have said it ain't so because you think I have mad skills. Well as much as I love and appreciate the compliments I thought I would show you some close up shots of my skills. Those of you that are intimidated by sewing or don't think you are good at it can see that I make plenty of mistakes that would probably make a seamstress shudder but it all usually turns out okay (sometimes even fabulous) in the end!!
Here is my not so great job of getting close to the stitching on the piping. I used my zipper foot and it actually pushed the piping away so I switched back to the regular foot and it worked MUCH better! You can see how much better on the second cushion...
The handles were tricky because the fabric was so thick. I broke 2 needles!
Here you can see where the material wasn't moving and the thread just got all bunched up.
And last but not least...my embarrassing hand stitching! AWFUL!! My mom is going to give me some lessons when she's here but I couldn't wait to finish these cushions so I just winged it, as you can clearly tell!
And I think I may have been drinking when I did this one (totally kidding) but it's like I just sewed wherever and how ever!
Do you guys have any sewing confessions? Or maybe some pointers for us novices? :-D