Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Owl Pillows

Hi there! How's life treating you these days? Here the weather doesn't seem to be able to make up its mind about whether or not it is summer or not. It seems every other day is super autumny with cold wind and rain and every other nice and sunny. Who knows, maybe we'll get our summer at some point. But while the sun is playing hide and seek, it's a good time to stay indoors and sew, sew, sew!

Remember the cutesy owl fabric I bought a while back? Well, now it's been transformed into two adorable pillow cases. They are 50 x 50 cm and I love them! But oh my god what a PAIN in the ass sewing zippers can be! I think it's been like 10 years since I last sewed in one. And now I remember why. Despite using the proper zipper foot in the sewing machine, it still seems to be nearly impossible to get the zipper hidden so that the fabric covers it. Superblah! Well, I managed it somehow, and you can't really see the zipper in these babies anyway, so problems schmoblems, who cares :D I just loooove the fabric, I can't stop fluffing up the pillows and admiring the print.

How do you like them? And do you have any tips for the madness of zipper sewing? //

Nyt on pöllötyynyt, jee! Ihan hirmu soma printti tuossa kankaassa, en voi lakata hypistelemästä tyynyjä. Mutta vetoketjun ompelu ehkä hidastaa vähän seuraavaa isoa tyynyprojektia. Tsiisus että voi olla ärsyttävää hommaa! Ärräpäiden kera sain vetskarit kuitenkin paikalleen, mutta huomasi että edellisestä yrityksestä oli varmaan kymmenisen vuotta aikaa. Puuh. Ehkä harjoitus tekee mestarin. Vinkkejä otetaan vastaan!

With love, Lilje


  1. Veryyyy cute :)
    And yes, I hear you, I hate zippers as well. No tip here for making that any easier BUT -
    these beauties http://www.snaply.de/Naehzutaten/Reissverschluesse/1-Spitzen-Reissverschluss--33.html are very handy,as you just sew them ON and not IN. Pretty, pretty, easy lace zippers ;)

  2. Ooh thanks dear, have to check them out! 50 cm zippers are Satan's idea of a joke, I tell you...


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