Thursday, November 20

Suzie Homemaker Me.

I bought this vintage Singer sewing machine a while back at a yard sale, and had yet to sew on it, until this weekend. I bought a pink Toile shower curtain at an Anthropologie sale a week ago or so, because I just couldn't find the bedding I'd hoped to find.

But I thought I could cut it up and make two Euro pillow shams and one long body pillow slip cover from it, and I was right! It was just enough fabric to cover this body pillow I found online at Euro-Linens, and to make the Euro bed shams. Hey, I even did a zipper on the body pillow slip cover....I was kinda impressed with myself, but no one was around to shout at, so I'm bragging to y'all! Here's a glimpse at my little Suzie Homemaker weekend project.




32 comments:

Yasmin said...

LOVE this! congrats!

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

well look at you! Suzie Homemaker-ing (?) suits you V. The shams and pillow cover turned out awesome! what a great idea.

i've been aching to get my sewing machine out but just haven't gotten to it still :(

mayaluna said...

You SHOULD be proud... so very proud! What a fantastic job, and a zipper to boot. I've been waiting patiently to see what sewing project you'd tackle. Phew! I'm way impressed. All three are lovely! Congratulations!

Heidi Jo said...

How beautiful! What an accomplishment!! When can we expect your bedding shop to open on Etsy? ; )

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks so much guys! it was fun to make something on my own!

but believe me...it's not that perfect and you wouldn't want it my etsy shop! ha! :)

Nest Eclectic said...

How fab! That is such a great idea!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Wow - you rock!! Great idea and outcome. I love how more and more people are sewing, crafting, being creative.

thevintagechair said...

Those are fantastic! I can't wait to get my new machine for christmas! I have a vintage one sitting at my mom's house upstate, but I could never figure out how to thread it! But once I get my new one, I'm gonna get my stitch on!

koehmstedt said...

So very cute & I love the stained glass above your bed.

Anonymous said...

How big was that body pillow? Is the insert for that relatively easy to find? Looks fab! Thanks.

sfgirlbybay said...

Anon - I got it here online:

http://stores.ebay.com/Euro-Linens

It was about 19" x 49"

marthalena said...

You moved the bed back in front of the stained glass!!! I know you like to mix things up, but I think it's just so gorgeous there. And I'm impressed with your handiwork, too!!!

woodley park-zoo said...

How brave and amazing are you that you did a zipper in your FIRST project? I can only imagine what you'll be up to by 1-2-3++ months!

sfgirlbybay said...

marthalena - yup - i moved it back! good eye...and thanks!

woodley - second zipper, but first 'unsupervised'. ;)

Lori Andrews said...

totally impressed

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you miss 10 cent! ;)

Sarah said...

Awesome job!

Molly said...

Those turned out great! I'm *so* glad I got the scraps!

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks again everyone!

Me, too, Molly! I'll be posting about Molly's great new cooking radio program "I'd Eat That' so, everyone keep a look out!

K and/or K said...

That room looks so cozy...I could never get out of that bed! How do you do it?

sfgirlbybay said...

K - well, on occasion, i don't! that's what laptops are for. :)

ŞeNaY said...

wow! you have some great ideas!and this looks really beautiful!♥
Lots of love
Şenay

Callie Grayson said...

brilliant!
i wish i could sew.

Sunny said...

I am in love with the pin cushion.

Jerusalem said...

beautiful! I am so impressed. I am pretty sure me and zippers do not mix when it comes to sewing...

RachelDenbow said...

They turned out great! Way to re-purpose something pretty to make it work for you.

Liv said...

Those pillows look great, awesome work! I've always loved toile but have been "afraid" to use it. I don't know why, I have a paisley ottoman so I'm not scared of patterns!

Susan said...

this is inspriring! how do I make the pincushion? Want to do a batch for friends...

Anonymous said...

Victoria--
This is soooo pretty! And something you designed and made yourself-- amazing! Everything about your room looks perfect now... esp. the bed in front of those luscious windows. Try and resist the urge to move it all around for just a bit. :-) Enjoy your pretty place! You give so much joy to those of us who pop by to see what you're doin'!
Great weekend to you, girl! --Joan

Lynnea Marie K said...

cool! i have a vintage singer Too and it's amazing to sew on- sturdy!!! it can take on anything!Nice Work!

Project Ecoart said...

Very pretty ;)

Sewing machines said...

Nice colors. Pat yourself on the back for this project of yours.