Since I hadn't decided on anything my mom got each of us sewing machines. Something I never knew I wanted but am so grateful to have! Ever since then I've wanted to learn how to sew. I just had no clue where to go to start.
Years later I got my first lesson. I learned how to sew my own flannel rag quilt thanks to my sister-in-law walking me through the process step-by-step. Later I sewed my own slip covers for a chair and ottoman in our living room. Complete with piping. My husband was convinced that I was learning how to curse more than I was learning how to sew. It fell apart within the year. EEK. Since then I've sewn lots of things.
But I've never sewn a pillow. I don't know how to sew a pillow. So I made this up...and well, 5 months later it still hasn't fallen apart :)
It's far from perfect. Far from
Ya, see those squares? They are supposed to be lined up. Can someone tell me how that's possible? I tried, I really tried.
But despite all of the imperfections. My daughter loves it in her room. It sits on her little rocking chair and all of the kids love it.
And I love that she has a homemade creation in her room from mom.
And the back of the pillow is a scrap piece of fabric from one of daddy's old work shirts. She LOVES that part.
I don't "really" know how to sew but I've learned that my kids don't know that nor do they care. They just love that I make things for them. There favorite toys and things in our house are the things I've made. They don't notice the imperfections like I do.
I hope I can always see their creations the way they see mine. Imperfectly PERFECT!
*Fabric purchased here
*Flower tutorial here