Here’s the thing about sewing. You can decide to make a pattern, buy the fabric, and have a finished object all in one day.
It’s a pillow/mini-ottoman!
While knitting will always be my first love, I have to admit that sewing is beginning to be a serious competitor for my affections. Yesterday I went fabric shopping with my sewing sensei Tricia and saw the Gum Drop Pillow pattern by Amy Butler. On a bit of an impulse I decided to make it…that day.
This is a great pattern and didn’t take too long–I love Amy Butler’s pattern instructions. Very intuitive and clear. Making the pillow was interesting and fun–the only part I would prefer to not do again was stuffing the pillow. If anyone has any tips on how to stuff a pillow evenly please feel free to share them with me. Stuffing took forEVER. It is not stuffed perfectly but in the end I just had to call it close enough.
I promise there is knitting going on too. All in all, January was a very crafty start to 2009. As for sewing, I have enough fabric to make 4 pairs of lounge pants, one skirt, and a kimono robe. Making stuff is fun.