Sunday, February 5, 2012


On my to do list was to make pillows for the bonus room... the only problem--I have never made pillows or sewed a zipper.

I began by seeing Grace's tutorial on making pillows on her blog--Design Sponge.

Can't be that hard right?

JoAnn's had a 50% off sale on fabrics and I decided I should finally bite the bullet. I chose indoor/outdoor fabric because I knew they would get a lot of wear and tear. 

I washed, ironed, and cut out the pieces. One by one, I put them together.
Bonus Room Before Pillows--please don't judge the room--it's a mess!
Bonus Room with New Piilows

The pattern did not line up perfectly with this pattern, but the zipper looks decent!

It took me a while to get the hang of it, but I am proud of how they turned out--not great but definitely good for a first timer!


  1. Good Job! I think I will go open the box to the sewing machine I got for Christmas and try myself!

    1. You should! I promise it is not as scary as it looks once you start working on it-- especially with her tutorial!