Tag Archives: Home Decor

Pillow And Table Runner

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I made a table runner and a pillow to go with our new curtains and wall art. They were super easy to sew and I finished them both in about 40 minutes.

I wouldn’t have been able to make them quite that fast if it wasn’t for Jon’s help. We spent the evening in the sewing room together. Is that weird? Hey, our sewing room doubles as a workout room and there’s a TV in there so I can watch Netflix when I have to run on my treadmill in the dead of winter. So we watched Sherlock while we worked on sewing projects together.

While I put the buttons on the shirt I just finished for Seth, Jon cut out the two long rectangles for the table runner. Then I sewed them up after I was finished with the buttons.

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While I was sewing the table runner, he cut out the pieces to make the envelope pillow. Then I sewed the pillow and admired all we were able to finish in a short amount of time.

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One of the very first projects I ever sewed was an envelope pillow just like this. I made three of them, actually. They’ve been living happily on our couch for the past 18 months. I am keeping the other two pillows I originally made for sentimental reasons, even if the fabric doesn’t exactly go with the new pillow. I like ’em together.

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And that’s it. We’re off to visit family in the morning, so it will be a little bit before I finish another project.

Some Curtains And Fabric Panel Wall Art

We’ve been living in our house for three years now and I decided it was definitely time that we put some curtains up in our living room. I’ve been meaning to for awhile, but curtains can be so pricey.

Anyway, we drove down to Joann and picked out some fabric. Then we came home and got to work. Jon actually sewed the curtains while I watched a movie next to him. That might seem weird, but curtains really just involve doing some math and sewing straight lines, right? He’s really good at both of those things! Plus, I knew he would be able to sew them in no time flat. I am a careful sewer and he is fearless.

I was right. He finished the curtains way before I finished the movie.

Open.

Open.

Shut.

Shut.

I am definitely not a good home decorator. For that reason our house is very underdecorated and I don’t mind at all, but last week I saw a blog post about making fabric panels to put up on the wall and I fell in love. I love fabric so much and the panels seemed like they would be a very easy way to add some color to our house.

So I made a couple of those to go with the curtains.

I'll probably add more to it.

I’ll probably add more to it.

I think I’ll make a table runner too to go with our new decor.

I know it’s nothing fancy, but I really like how the curtains and panels have cheered up our space.