Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Patchwork Pillow

 Day 1 ::  2010 Craft Books

Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps by Sandi Henderson

 with my environmental engineering background & the reduce, reuse, recycle thing in me i enjoy these types of books that give me ideas on how to use the scraps of fabrics leftover from my previous sewing projects.  i sewed the patchwork pillow, made from leftovers from a bundle of cotton coordinating fabrics in browns/greens/blues, plus a little bit of brown & white linen, & then for the back of the pillow some white linen ~ all from my fabric stash.  this was the first time i made an envelope pillow back, it's nice to be able to easily remove the pillow form, & also not have to fuss with sewing a zipper. speaking of pillows, be sure to check out Pillow Month at Sew, Mama, Sew!
 i wanted to be sure to mention that there is a free pattern from the book, it's called the Saturday Market Skirt (a woman's skirt ~ a project that proves that using your fabric leftovers is not limited to only smaller projects)

photos of any projects made from this book can be added to the Sewing Bits & Pieces Flickr group, also take a look around there to see the projects from the book.
see you tomorrow for day 2 !