May 29, 2007


My First Sewing Adventure
Porch Cushions
Some of you may remember this post awhile back. Life has been so hectic lately that I really hadn't had a good chance to sit down and see what I could do with my new sewing machine. I was determined that I was going to get busy and sew something over the holiday weekend. I had so much fun going picking out my fabric ~ I decided that some of the porch cushions were looking a little "shabby" so that would be my first project. I had so much fun doing it, the time just seemed to fly by. They say that's what happens when you're having fun, right? LOL For those of you expert seamstresses, please don't look too closely, I'll "cringe" and start to have flashbacks of my mean home-ec teacher again!! (Just kidding;o)

Before





After

22 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

I love blue, These look so crisp and fresh. Looks like a grand job to me!
Susan

Mrs. C said...

What a transformation! I'd been wondering if you'd used your new machine yet. Good job! :)

Anonymous said...

I think its super cute!!

Candy

Storybook Woods said...

Well done Susan. I looks wonderful and makes you whicker look so charming. Clarice

Jodi said...

Susan ~ I'm so impressed with your first sewing project! You even appliqu├ęd a heart on one of the pillows ~ It's darling!

Love that crisp blue color and the contrast in the patterns on the fabrics. It makes the room seem brighter -- but cooler -- all at the same time. Nice job! :o)

Cheryl (copper's wife) said...

Oh, Susan, good for you! The cushions are so pretty, and that blue just "pops" against the white wood and wicker! Job well done!

Susan said...

They look great, Susan! I love how you mixed and matched, and the little bolster pillow on the rocker. The blue and white are so crisp and clean looking!

Mrs. U said...

Oh it's sooo pretty, Susan!!! It looks just perfect out there on your sunshine filled porch!

His,
Mrs. U

Karen said...

Great job, Susan! I knew you could do it....you're very crafty!
I love your choices of fabrics, too! I would like to make a "retro" skirt out of the print on the cushion of the rocker!
Everything looks very inviting!

picketfencemom said...

You did a super job, Susan. And you know I love that blue and white! LOL
Well done!
Hugs,
Amy

Kelli said...

Susan, you did a wonderful job! I love the fabric, it is so bright and happy...perfect for summer! It's so pretty with your white wicker. Can you tell me how you made that "rolly" pillow? Grace thinks I need one on my bed but they are $30.00 at the store so it's not going to happen! LOL
Enjoy your porch!
Kelli

thehomespunheart said...

Very cheerful and pretty looking! You did a wonderful job!!!

Susan P. said...

Kelli, I didn't want to spend any money on a pillow form so all I did was take one of the thin chair pads that I was no longer using and rolled it up!

LBP said...

You did a great job! Your cushions are beautiful. Love the blue!

Mindy said...

You did a wonderful job!! Love the color too!!

Helpmate said...

Wow! The change is quite dramatic. The blue fabric is so perky and very inviting. Job well done!

Adrienne said...

Your cushions look wonderful. You did a good job. Hope seeing your project completed helps me get started on mine!

Cathy said...

Susan, you are very smart. Your porch furniture looks so pretty. I am proud of you for learning to use your new sewing machine. :-)

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

You should be so proud of yourself, Susan. It all looks great!

Sharon Kay said...

Love the new look. I just got a sowing machine and made valances for my little summer place. I know I will enjoy the new machine just like you. Missed you while you were away and glad that you are back again.

Lallee said...

If anyone isn't impressed with your sewing, I'll show them my cushion covers made with duct tape. LOL Susan, your wicker looks beautiful. I love the little bolster and the heart pillow.

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

What a transformation! I love blue and white...looks so inviting! Keep up the good work and be sure to show us pics of your next project!