Sew What? {Zippered Pillow Covers}

When we were in New York late last year, one of my favorites areas we visited was Soho. The architecture was breathtaking, and the shopping was fabulous. We spent most of our time in Purl Soho, which, if you don't know about it, is an amazing resources for knitters, sewers and other kinds of crafty folk. I've been following their blog for some time now, so it was a huge treat to actually step inside their doors.

The hubs had promised I could get some fabric to make pillows for the living, so I spent a good chunk of time carefully selecting two patterns. Then we got home...and the fabric has been sitting there...and sitting there...until this past weekend! I finally made four throw pillows (two from each fabric) for our couch and chairs, and it was a virtual team effort.

When I started cutting the pieces, I noticed that both patterns were designed by Jessica Jones of How About Orange (another inspiring blog you should add to your reader!). They're from her Out of Oslo collection. The mustard one is a pattern called Skiff in the color Dusk. The teal one is a pattern called Picket in the color Dawn (I don't know why my photo turned it so blue...it really is the teal shown on the left).

When it was time to start sewing, I followed this very helpful tutorial written by Brett Bara for Design Sponge. And after they were done, I stuffed them with pillow inserts from Crate and Barrel (which I learned you have to ask for because they keep them in the store room).

I'm SO glad they're finally finished. Now I'm energized to tackle other sewing projects...

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