I have a new friend. She is Shelley from Custom Slipcovers by Shelley. It is so fun that I get to run into her almost every week, where we get to chat and catch up. She is very talented and creative. I was so excited when she was interested in having me review her new Pillow Talk e-book. I’ve been needing to make some cute pillows for my front porch, so this was the perfect motivation to get it done!!
Anyone can sew 2 squares together to make a pillow, but in this e-book Shelley teaches you how to make pillows with zippers, piping, ruffles, and more! My favorite part about these pillows are that you can take off the covers and use the pillow form inside again. I hope to have seasonal pillows for my porch (someday) that I can just change the pillow cases and be done. No more buying and storing 20+ pillows to decorate with.
Here’s how my pillows turned out:
I really learned a lot from making these pillows. They are far from perfect, but I got a little better with each pillow. I enjoyed using more features on my sewing machine than just a straight stitch! I became good friends with my zipper foot by the time I was done with 5 pillows. 🙂 I used a canvas fabric (since I knew they were going outside, I wanted them to be tough) all purchased at Jo-Anns.
We are so excited to offer a free copy of Shelley’s Pillow Talk e-book to one of our readers! If you are ready to purchase it now, use the coupon code “EVERYTHING” to receive $5 off your e-book. Offer expires 6/15/12.
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Winner will be announced Tuesday night June 12 at 10:00 pm MST. Good luck!