|Piped pillows using fabric from the Outside Oslo collection.|
Last Sunday morning I took a class at The Needle Shop. (See former class creations here.) Four eager sewers were taught the ins and outs of making our own piping, sewing piping to a pillow, and ahem, a lapped zipper. The owner of the shop, Rachel, graciously bestowed upon us all of her tricks and tips for making these pillows look great, and I must say they all turned out splendidly. I made the one on the left in class and promptly bought fabric to make the second one. Anytime I am able to take a class at The Needle Shop I make a second of whatever it was to make sure I remember all the tricks that I had been taught, hence the pillow on the right.
Here is the piping up close. Both fabrics are part of the Jessica Jones collection called Outside Oslo. All the prints in the home dec collection are fabulous, but I am especially drawn towards these three because the yellow is the same as our couch. Score!
Can you see the zipper in there? No, you can't because it is hidden (or maybe it is just the poor photo). These lapped zippers aren't as hard as I thought they would be. Yes they do take some patience and time, but they are so worth it because they really make for a finished product.
|Pillows, pillows, pillows!|
Here are my new piped pillows with my old sewing 101 pillows! Don't they look great together? I'm loving the comfy look of the couch and so is this lazy broad.
|Penny on the pillows.|
I am so pleased with the polished look of these pillows, and I'm sure I've got many more of various sizes in store for the house. So have these beauties inspired you to sign up for the piped pillow class? I know not everybody has the luxury of having a fabulous shop like The Needle Shop close to you, but scope it out. You might be suprised what you find. Or how about getting a group of sewers to come over your house to work on a project? I find that sewing is a mostly solitary activity, but sewing with others adds conversation, ideas, and a great sense of community.
Why don't you leave a comment for places around you that have classes? You never know, maybe one of our readers will be there too!