We went to JoAnn's Fabric last week and picked out a yard each of some cute patterned fabrics that were on sale and spent just a few dollars on the 'D-rings' that hold the straps in place/allow you to adjust the fit of the cover around your neck. Last night, my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted to learn how to use the sewing machine and help her with the project. The only experience I'd ever had with a sewing machine was learning how to make straight runs in 6th grade home-ec. We MAY have made small pillows, but I can't quite remember. That's how long it's been since I'd touched a sewing machine. But she sat me down, taught me how to thread it, and basically just got me started. Eventually I was soaring! We used a pattern from a website called 'Bliss Tree' as our inspiration, but we decided not to use the corset boning and chose to make the covers reversible. I'm really happy with how they turned out! I made two, so we basically saved $60 and I now have a new obsession in the making with sewing. Can't wait to find my next project!
|Getting started! About to cut my fabric...|
|Making the neck straps!|
|Flipping the cover right-side-out after sewing the two pieces together|
|Ironing to get sharp corners and edges|
|Sewing the hem, my favorite part :)|
|The two finished covers|