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I’m sewing up a storm of pillows while visiting daughter Aubern Michelle and her hubby Ian. Each of them are pillow covers with removable pillows inside.

These are for Chelle and Ian. They are a perfect match for this antique leather side chair. I’m hoping to find a large wooden button for the front of the envelope pillow. The edge features the Tommy Bahama fabric casing canvas cord as trim.

Here’s the mountain of pillows. I still have a few left to make!

Ian chose this black background tropical indoor / outdoor Waverly as the feature fabric. The photo doesn’t do justice to the vibrant colors.

The back is a soft upholstery-weight fabric. And of course, covered buttons!

Back to sewing and a teeny bit of vacation. I’m never really “off” work due to deadlines, but I travel with laptop AND sewing machine so everything gets done!
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I’m traveling right now and took a small folding table to my daughter’s house along with my sewing machine, necessary notions and fabrics so I could make my sofa pillows while Ninja Man helps our son in law with some barn work on their farm.

Here’s what my Traveling Sewing Corner looks like! Yes, it is crowded but most of this stuff isn’t on it when I’m actually sewing.
So I found this Tommy Bahama fabric at JoAnn’s and having a friend who was generous enough to share a coupon with me, I was able to get it at half price. It is the one with the print on it and is indoor / outdoor fabric and very, very nice to sew. The striped is Waverly, also in/outdoor, while the blue is a microfiber and the ribbed cream (you can barely see it at bottom, tiny triangle by the blue) is an inexpensive upholstery remnant.I made the pillows with the beige cotton fabric and polyfil stuffing. I do prefer pillow forms but the ones on clearance were $8 each, which is more than I was budgeting for. Once you make the pillow form yourself and cover it with the actual pillow cover, you can barely tell it isn’t a form, so I often use stuffing instead.

So here’s my first finished sofa pillow. It is about 2′ X 2′ and I’ll make a second one just like this. The others will be various styles and sizes and will incorporate the other fabrics.
Here’s the back with, well, you know me….covered buttons!


Ninja Man likes this button the best. If it didn’t waste so much to fussy cut, I’d do them all like this one.

Stay tuned to see the rest of the story of Tommy and the Traveling Sewing Corner!

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