Wednesday, May 7, 2008

craft night :: pillow talk

Okay - I think we have a plan! Here are the details for our first craft night (still debating on the name):

What: Pillow Talk - How to Make a Simple Pillow Cover
When: Wednesday, May 14 @ 7:00
Where: My Apartment (let me know if you need directions)

What you need to bring:

1 square pillow form or pillow to cover (18" or smaller)
1/2 yard of fabric
thread to match your fabric
embelishments, i.e. flowers, ribbon, buttons, etc. (optional)
fabric scissors (if you have them)

Where to Buy:

Pillow forms/pillows: Joann's, Hancock, or Ikea
Fabric: Joann's, Hancock, or WalMart. You can also try a specialty quilting shops - The Cotton Shop in Provo, Corn Barrel Crafts in Springville, and The Stitching Corner in Orem.
Thread: Joann's, Hancock, WalMart, or quilt shops
Embellishments: Any craft or quilting shop

Other Information:

  • THESE ARE EASY! You can make one, even if you don't sew!
  • You can get a basic idea of how we'll be making the covers here.
  • The smaller the pillow, the less fabric you will need. 1/2 yard is for an 18" pillow. I can help you figure out ratios if you are concerned about buying too much fabric.
  • Look online for embelishment ideas - Martha has some fun ideas here.
  • Please let me know if you are willing to bring your sewing machine for others to use.
  • Let me know if you have questions.


Please either leave a comment on this post or send me an e-mail to let me know you're planning to attend.

I'm excited! Are you?

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tiffanie said...

Sweet! Thanks for pulling this all together, it is going to be so much fun.

Plan on me, but I might just come and watch and learn, and then go and do it on my own, but we'll see.

Tenille said...

I'll be there. I can bring my sewing machine and other sewing supplies. I can't wait!

Meliss said...

Bummer. I have class mondays & wednesdays from 6-8:30pm so I can't make it. But let me know if you would like to borrow my sewing machine!

kristen said...

you know i'm loving that chrysthanemum pillow cover on martha! have fun!

Angela said...

Sweet! I'll be there, and I'll bring my machine if you want.

megan... said...

I'll be there! I can bring my machine (well- the machine that I borrowed- but it is kinda finicky- so others can use it at their own risk!!)

brooke & tyler said...

I'll be there too! County me and my sewing machine in.

Danny and Shalayne said...

I'll be there! I just need to remember to get all of the supplies...I'm so excited! Thanks for setting this up!!! If you need a place to do it we can use my pressure though...I don't know how much space we need... just FYI. Thanks again!

brooke & tyler said...

I feel so bad that I'm telling you this way, but I don't have your number, and I couldn't find your email.
Something has come up at the last minute, and I am unable to come tonight. I'm so sad to miss this! I'll definitely be there for the next one though.

the Dewey's said...

Hey girl! How are you? I found you on Ariels blog! I love your blog and your creative style! I'm gonna have to bounce ideas off of ya!
Good to see you are doing well!
Angie Dewey (Hammond)
from ASUSU in case you forgot ;)

Pillow Form Fun said...

I was surfing the net today and found your blog. It's interesting and fun to read. I love to read too. What a great idea to get together for a craft night!

I have a site where I provide craf ideas for pillows and pillow forms. I thought it might be mutually beneficial if we swapped blogroll links.

Please take a look at my site and see if it's something you might be interested in. If you are at all interested please shoot me an email and let me know the text you want me to use in your link. I'll get it up right away and then send you the text for my link.

Look forward to hearing from you.