Project 2: Pillow (First Attempt)

Friday, August 19, 2011

I have been trying really hard to be more crafty.  I've never been in to arts and crafts.  I tried to do scrap booking and gave that up and started Shutterflying. . .so much easier (and less work).  Well, I was pretty successful on the memory board I made.  So now with all my confidence from that I have a  far fetched goal.  I would like to know how to sew before we have children.  I would love to be able to sew them cute outfits, tutus, bows, etc. The problem is, I've never sewed in my life!  Well, unless you count the sewing class I took in HS where I was forced to sew for a grade.  
Anyways, here is my first attempt at trying to sew. . . a pillow. 

First I cut out two 18x18 squares.

 Then, I pinned them together on three sides.
You're probably asking, "Why didn't she sew in a zipper on the fourth side?"
Well, because I didn't have one and I had no idea how.
So once I got the three sides sewn together I flipped it right side out, stuffed it, and sewed it shut!

Voila'! A little lumpy, I know.

Moral of the story...I went to WM and bought a zipper!
P.S. The side I sewed shut is on the bottom.
P.P.S I know the color looks orange, but it's actually red.