Our couch has seen plenty of naps. In fact, I woke up from one about 2 hours ago. I'm happy to report that these new pillows:
cradled my dozy head quite nicely. The cool thing about them? I made them. Me, the non-sewer! Perhaps to those of you who sew, a simple square pillow can be done blindfolded, but I had to concentrate to make these. It wasn't hard, but getting to know a sewing machine is different than any other craft I've done.
I learned how to make this basic pillowcase in the class I took Wednesday night. But the one I made in class was smaller and the material I used doesn't match my couch, so I made these today. It took me about 3 hours to do the 2 pillows. But my favorite part is the teeny tiny bit of extra that I added that we didn't learn in class.
I added a couple of snaps to keep the pillow case closed in the back. They're the subtle shiny objects in the center of the pillow. I know how to attach snaps because of scrapbooking. It's not surprising that every craft is linked in some way or another.
I'm not sure yet if sewing will grab me like other crafts have in the past. I'm not a very precise person when it comes to measuring and it seems like sewing requires quite a bit of precision. And so far my least favorite part of it is the ironing. Ironing. No sir, I don't like it.
I'm fairly certain I won't get into sewing clothes. I'm planning on taking another class to learn a few more details. And I'm planning on taking a quilting class someday. This weekend I'm hoping to make a few potholders.
If you sew, what do you like to create?