Lesson #1- and the ONLY lesson that should be on repeat in my ADD brain- MEASURE, and MEASURE again (and once more if your name is Lindsay) before cutting any fabric, wood, string, ribbon or floss for that matter.
Despite what I wrote in my ottoman post, the sewing project was not without its hiccups. All that pretty orange piping I made and painstakingly pinned around the edge, being ever so careful to do the perfect job on my first big girl sewing project was a big, fat, FAIL.
Why? You ask. See Lesson #1.
When I measured the 15x15 top, that really meant 15x15 and NOT 15.5x15.75. The top of my slipcover was too big. oops.
In between screaming expletives and throwing things I realized that I could turn my big, fat FAIL into a new pillow. I saw the light.
look how pretty
If I'm being honest, the light came a few days later and I did find my mistake balled up in the corner of the family room.
But at this point I was fresh faced and ready to make my frown turn upside down. I even took out the instruction book that came with my sewing machine and taught myself how to make BUTTON HOLES.
How did I not have this skill before? I want to put button holes in everything now!
one more picture because I'm so proud
Look, orange buttons! Shocker, I know.
So my friends, that is Lesson #1 and how I turned it into a new skill.
Mr. Elephant wanted to pose with the pillow.
Have a good weekend everyone!!
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