I wasn't liking the pillows on my couch in my family room so I decided it was time for some up cycling. Some of these pillow on the couch are not the ones that were on there, but I put them on to show you the ones I wanted to change. I was thinking I needed something lighter to brighten up the room and to coax some springtime to start showing it's lovely head.
I went to my favorite up cycling store and found this drapery panel that had never been used for $2.00 and it was light and had some texture that would be just perfect for the pillows I had in mind.
I measured the pillows and cut them out and used a fabric marker to sew on the branches. I then used my sewing machine to make the branches on the markings I had made.
I got this new sewing machine before Christmas and I can't tell you how much I love it! It is an embroidery machine and has the most fun stitches that it just makes you want to sew all day!
I then punched out these flowers from some left over leather that I had.
I used fabric glue to attach the flower buds and super glue to attach the bead in the center.
Then I decided to see what this new machine could do and started embroidering. It really isn't fair to use this machine after doing hand stitched embroidery. It is amazing what it does and I just sit and watch it do all the work.
I then chose some designs to go on the pillow. This is the computer touch screen that makes everything so easy. I have had the some sewing machine for 35 years and having this one makes me think wow! look how far technology has come. It even cuts the thread and threads the needle automatically. It is a Baby Lock Elageo and it is a very fun toy.
Here are the pillows! The one with the lettering was done with my machine and I love how it turned out!
See, every one's name is included on my family pillow.
Here is a close up of the leather flower pillow.
Here is the Home pillow.
Doesn't that look better! and all from a drapery panel from the DI!
Oh, the possibilities are endless, I am going to have so much fun with this new machine!