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Making Pillows: Advice For Those Who Don’t Sew Well

I value efficiency and I hate wasting time. Having said that, I have made a few pillows. I am sure you know how to make pillows, so I am not providing a tutorial on how to make a pillow. I am going to tell you what I learned making pillows. LESSON 1: Listen To Your Mother It’s not that I didn’t believe my mother when she said, “If you use the stuffing rather than a pillow insert, it won’t look as good.” It’s just that I didn’t find an insert and I settled for the stuffing. So, look harder for the inserts.  Look online and deal with the sizes they come in. I couldn’t find the lumbar insert in the store but they exist and I could have bought one online. LESSON 2: Practice Cutting And Sewing In A Straight Line Yes, I can’t cut in a straight line. I have good scissors too- it’s not their fault. I sew pretty straight but sometimes I get heavy on the pedal, and my line gets a little …

Flannel Scarf

I found a tutorial explaining how to make a single loop infinity scarf but I wanted a two loop infinity scarf and what I ended up with was a four loop infinity scarf. I am going to explain how to make a two loop infinity scarf which should be pretty easy and quick and then I am going to show and explain what I did. As an inexperienced seamstress I learned a few lessons during this project. 1. Once you cut the fabric you just have to go with it. 2. I need better scissors. 3. How to correctly thread a bobbin on my sewing machine. 4. Zigzag stitches use a lot of thread, and 5. There aren’t as many choices of plaid flannel shirting as you may think. If you prefer the look of a one loop infinity scarf, check out this tutorial: 10 Minute DIY Infinity Scarf Tutorial . Materials and Equipment: Sewing machine (or I guess you could hand stitch if you are really patient) Sharp scissors 1 yard of flannel shirting fabric Matching …