Jul 16, 2009
Let's be honest - it doesn't always pay to make your own stuff. Sometimes you really can find a better deal on the finished product than on what it would cost to purchase the fabric. I try to buy most of my fabric on sale or with coupons, but sometimes even that doesn't pay off. It's a little embarrassing to admit that I (craft-addict that I am) purchased finished curtains for my living room rather than making my own. It's not because I'm incapable, I just happened to find an incredible deal on curtains that I really like.
Never fear! I didn't let all my sewing skills lay dormant in the living room. I ended up with an extra curtain panel and decided to re-purpose the fabric to make matching pillows for the couch. It is amazing what two new pillows will do to spruce up a couch! I even managed to reuse some pillows that I already had, so the project was free except for the zipper! In this case, making it myself definitely paid off. The pillows are a little hard to make out in this picture, but you can see the two accent pillows are made from the same fabric as the curtains. Spiffy, no?