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Envelope PIllow: My Frog Prince

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Envelope Pillow: My Frog Prince

Created in this Craftsy class

Sewing Studio: Fashion Fitting, Home Decor & More taught by Diana Rupp

Get to know your machine and the basics of pinning, stitching, pressing and finishing as you make a pillow and a pencil skirt.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Cute
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What materials did you use? Kokka Trefle Oxford Cotton Canvas (100% cotton)

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What are you most proud of? My seams got really wonky when sewing over the bumps where the envelope backs overlapped. Rather than leaving it, out came the seam ripper. I ripped back to where it was straight. When starting the next seam, I made sure to sew over the previous stitches and did a couple of backstitches as well to anchor the new seam. Much better.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This project uses French Seams, so when you are first putting the pillow together, your "Right" side is facing out for the first seam. Then you flip it inside out so the "Wrong" side is facing out and you seam again. This encloses any raw edges. Also, It was really helpful to follow Diana's tip to mark the corners with a water soluble marker at 1/4" with a small line (in the shape of a cross or "t" after you've marked all sides) so that you know exactly where your needle should go down in the fabric for turning the corners. Easier than just guessing!

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This is just lovely - nice job.

04/30/2012 Flag

so cute.....

11/29/2012 Flag

It's really sweet! Great job :)

04/07/2013 Flag