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We are about to embark on an intense but insanely fun learning journey. After compiling the results collected from the sewing lesson and teacher surveys, I have chosen a very simple pillow for our very first group sewing project. If your an experienced sewist, there will still be plenty for you, not just helping to teach but with elaborate pillow fronts contributed by other guides.
If you would like an idea of what you will be doing, we will be going in to great detail to make the pillow that was presented at Envelope Back Pillow This is a very simple slip cover for a pillow and only requires straight stitching. If you have the machine capability of a zig zag stitch we will apply that to the inside seam allowances.
The first part of the project will be to go shopping, either online or at your local fabric store.
The following is a list of the items you will need to create this pillow.
- A 16" pillow form - More information
- 1/2 yard of 100% cotton woven fabric (shirting weight) - More information
- Thread to match your fabric - More information
- A sewing machine - With a new needle (80/11)
- Scissors - sharp for fabric.
- Pattern - More information
- Marking chalk or pencil
- Straight pins - Pins with plastic heads are easier to find when they land on the floor. Quilting pins are larger and easier to work with for a novice.
- Ruler or yard stick (at least 16" long)
When starting a new sewing project, it is easiest to have all the items you will need, assembled and ready to work with.