Sunday, June 28, 2015

Making french bistro napkin throw pillows

I am not a seamstress. If I am going to try to be creative and sew something it has got to to be the easiest pattern in the world. Whenever I get the hunch to take on any kind of project that includes a sewing machine I immediately ask my mom to come over and help. Sure, I could eventually figure it out but I also hate reading patterns and instructions and being the perfectionist that I am, I know my mother would do ten times the job I would.

My mom, Cindy, is also one of my closest and dearest friends and I always like an excuse to hang out together. There is nothing this lady cannot do if she sets her mind to it. Growing up she always saw to it that us kids had a full course hot meal on the dinner table, read to us at night, and often gave up new clothes and shoes so we would have everything we need. There is no other lady in the universe that I admire, respect, and want to become more like than her.

This little project only took us a short afternoon to complete. I had seen these adorable cloth napkins at World Market. I am a sucker for anything with stripes and that has a linen look to it. I purchased a bunch of these cloth napkin sets and had set them aside awhile ago to one day make pillows out of. They just happened to be the perfect size! We basically just took the fabric, pinned it on three sides, stitched the sides together around the hem, placed the stuffed pillow inside, and finished sewing up the last side. Tada! Easy as pie. I now have some new throw pillows for my living room couch! The ivory and grey stripes go with everything too. World Market has several colors of these napkins  here. If you like the ones I chose you can find them here.

In the future I will be on the lookout for more adorable cloth napkin patterns. They are an affordable and easy way to give a space a face lift, and an opportunity to spend an afternoon with June Cleaver herself.

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