Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Pocket Throw Pillows

Okay guys, I am going to attempt to explain to you how to make these bad boys!
(P.S. These photos were taken with my iPhone so I apologize for the quality)

These are so easy and fun to make.
The best part is you can make as many as you want.
As the season changes or your style changes, so can your pillows!

What you will need:
Sewing Machine

So, you will start by measuring your fabric.
For example, the pillows I made were 16x16 so, I cut my first piece 16x16.

Next, you measure out your second piece adding 8 inches to one side so 16x25.

After you have finished cutting out those two pieces, your going to take the longer of the two and cut off 1/3 of the length.

It should look like this.

You should have 3 pieces of fabric now for each pillow.
The 1/3 and 2/3 pieces of fabric that are not the original measurement of the pillow now need hems because this will be the side of the pocket.
You will need to fold one of the sides down one inch and sew a long each side.

After you have sewn the hem on the two pieces, it's time to sew the whole thing together!
You want to lay your 16x16 piece down with the print side facing up, then the 2/3 piece with the print side facing down lining the bottoms together. Lastly, take the 1/3 piece and line it up with the top of the 16x16 piece.
Your pieces with the hems will over lap making your pocket.

Your almost done...

Pin the edges and sew about 1/4 inch in.

Once you have finished sewing the edges, you just flip your new pillow out using your pocket.
You can take your scissors or anything pointy to poke out the corners.

The back of your awesome new throw pillow should look like this...

Hope you enjoyed this How To!
If any of it was confusing or if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Until next time...

The Meise's

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sisters in Seattle

First of all...
Can we just take a moment to talk about how long it has been since I have updated this thing.
So much has been going on in my life that my blog has been the last thing on my mind.
I am back now though and ready to update.

So, life has been a little rough the past couple of months and I was feeling a little down in the dumps so I decided to take a trip to visit my favorite peeps in Washington.

My sister has unfortunately been residing here for the past year (almost) because her husband has been temporarily relocated for his job. So to say the least she is pretty lonely all the way up there in that rainy, cold state.
The trip mostly consisted of us just relaxing, going to the gym and me playing with my sweet little nephew Jaden! I love that kid so dang much, it's ridiculous.

We did of course get a chance to go in to Seattle and see all of the awesome sights like the space needle and pike's marketplace.

Beautiful view of the city behind us

It actually wasn't raining (surprise!) Still cold, but not raining :)

Space Needle

Pike's Marketplace

We also went to The Museum of Flight, which was actually really cool!
They had like a million planes and military artifacts that were really informational and interesting.

The plane behind us is a SR-71 black bird military jet, which is apparently the fastest jet EVER!

A little Robyn + Jaden bonding

That's love in our eyes <3

I seriously had such a blast visiting my sister. I love her and my nephew so much. (I guess I love my bro in law too haha)
Seriously though, my sister has and will always be there for me no matter what I am going through. I am so grateful to have such an amazing woman/mother for my sister and look up to her so much. She is my best friend and I am already counting down the days until I get to see her again.

Until next time...

The Meise's