This past Saturday we were fortunate enough to actually be at home all day and just lounge...okay, so maybe I'm stretching it a little on the lounge part...do we ever just lounge? Ummm...no. We're the couple whose minds are always running. Even Anthony's runs, along with his mouth, while he's asleep. So anyway, we spent our day at home cleaning up the leaves in the yard, sweeping the patio, and tidying up the house. By noon we were done and Anthony began his hide-out in the office for the rest of the day writing a paper for a grad class. Then there was me. Of course I can't just sit and watch T.V. or take a nap...so, I sought and found a project.
The small decorative pillow in our guestroom is simply an old pillow covered and folded with a standard size (not to mention very irregular) pillow case.
Yes, it's weird but I needed a decorative pillow that was white and that was all I had. The problem, along with the pillow case being way to big, is that there's a gaping hole in the seam on one side. This is how, Operation "Make a new pillow cover out of the existing case" began.
Since I wanted this to be a quick project because I had to cook dinner, I opted for heat 'n bond tape (so every time I write "sew", I really mean "iron together tape"). So after measuring my pillow, cutting the pillowcase to my measurements, and then ironing my seams together, I had a perfect pillow cover for my decorative pillow. The end...or is it?
This is when I noticed I had some more time to fiddle around and saw the excess "pillow-edging" or whatever have you, just lying there silently begging to be used.