This summer I have three weeks of holiday. And since we haven’t made any plans to go on vacation, I have lots of time to do ‘my thing’ at home. Finally I can tick off some things on my to-do list and one of them is to DIY new pillow cases.
I’ve been looking for new pillow cases for a really long time. But the ones I find in the shops are either not my taste – I’m quite picky when it comes to fabric and design – and in the rare occasion that I do find one that suits my taste, it’s ridiculously expensive. Also not an option.
When I was a child, I was always busy with many DIY-projects. I actually can remember sewing a new dress for one of my dolls, when I about 8 or 9 years old. I really loved sewing on a sewing machine, but over the years other hobbies and interest consumed my time. After a sewing-break that lasted for years, I decided to give it another try. It turns out that sewing is like riding a bike; you do not forget how to do it. It’s as easy and fun as it was when I was a kid.
A couple of weeks ago I bought fabrics and zippers at a packed little sewingshop in Eindhoven (NL) and last week I sat down at my mom’s sewing machine. To my big surprise, the pillowcases turned out exactly the way I wanted them to (except for some blind zippers that were quite difficult to handle, but they still look okay). Funnily I totally got a knack for sewing again, which means that more projects have been added to my to-do list.
My first new project will be to sew a phone case for my new phone, and after that I’m planning on designing and making my own bag(s). Just like pillows it’s quite hard to find the perfect (and affordable) bag, one that offers lots of space but doesn’t look too big, one that’s got the right amount of zippers and pockets and ideally one that isn’t made of animal skin since I prefer to live as animal friendly as possible.
Quite a wishlist and we’ll see what comes out of it. For now I can already enjoy the pillows, that are both very comfortable and give our couch a brand new look.