Are You My Pillow?
I'm plugging along little by little as I continue to sew. This weekend I attempted to make one of the "easy" projects from the book I bought to go along with my Craftsy class. It was more or less successful, but whether or not I got everything technically correct, it came out darn cute, if I do say so myself!
I think Molly liked it too. Let's check it out!
I was actually instructed to get a heavier fabric than cotton to make it more durable, but I thought this one was so perky and adorable that I had to use it. Plus, I have enough fabric and a spare button, so I can make it all over again if I do wear it out.
I mean, how could you pass up these little birdies? I got this project done in a matter of an hour or two (total work time ... I actually did the majority of it Friday night and finished the embellishments on Sunday afternoon).
The oooonly thing I'm not super happy about is my knot-tying ability. Either I didn't totally understand the process or I just need to polish up my skills.
I couldn't get the knot to tie as close to the fabric as I wanted to when I was finishing, so I definitely need to practice that.
I also had to learn to slip stitch so that I could close the last side after stuffing all of the fiber fill into the opening I left. I had a bit of trouble initially because it requires attention to detail and, being a perfectionist, I wanted it to blend seamlessly with the machine stitching. It took a little work figure out where to start the first stitch, how to get the knot tucked in properly and how long to make each stitch for a neat finish, but I finally got it right!
But before I had a chance to put on the finishing touches, Molly stopped by to judge my work.
"What's this again? Is this the reason you shut me out of the office for two hours?"
"I guess you're pretty cute for a cat pillow. I'd be willing to take a nap with you. How about 0800 tomorrow morning? Done."