Weekend Sewing ~ Pillow Covers

Pillow Cover from a Cloth from Nandyala, India

Recently, when I was looking for some material suitable for pillow slipcovers, I came across an old cloth in one of my suitcases. I had brought this piece of cloth with me seven years ago from Nandyala. It was supposedly for kitchen curtains, but I have never gotten to use it. I stitched four small pillow covers out of it this weekend and they looked very nice. This has been the first project with my new Singer sewing machine.


16 Responses to “Weekend Sewing ~ Pillow Covers”

  1. Anu says:

    Wonderful Indiragaru!. I was planning to buy a sewing machine. But got confused at the choices, computer controlled and what not. Would be of great help if you could tell me what to look for while buying a sewing machine. Thanks.

  2. aa says:

    That looks so lovely indira! I love the material…and have always been a fan of the dull-mango-gold with white. One suggestion though – I think the chair would start to look narrower and sharper if you flipped the cushion 90 degrees to make the vines go vertical 🙂

  3. Woww.. wonderful!!!!so lovely

  4. DK says:

    I learnt making pillow covers from my mom – most of the basic household stuff used to be made by my mom – but sadly although I got a brand new Singer from one of our friends when they left the country, I have not been able to do any sewing 🙁 Between a full time job and “blogging” (!!!) I haven’t gotten time – May be I should start now. The covers look great Indira – glad to note that you are more talented than you let out 🙂

  5. Sowmya says:

    Wow the cloth as such looks amazing, I love this chocolate color especially with a mild white pattern on it.

    Lovley colors… Wonder how u make time for so many things ! You rock !

  6. Sapna says:

    Hi Indira,

    Beautiful work. And really nice to see your garden photos earlier. And I didnt know that Sweet Marjoram is the same Maruvam we put in the middle of Kanakambaram flowers in the flower garland and they are edible too it seems.

    All I can say is thank you for your blog.


  7. Preethi says:

    looks elegant!

  8. Kay says:

    Indira, Nice pillows!

  9. vineela says:

    Love your pillow covers,Indira.
    Once i stitched chudidar myself when i was in college .
    Recently,I made gift bags for akshay’s birthday.Like to learn crochet in future .

  10. Indira says:

    Thanks Anu. I am no expert in sewing machines. For me, I wanted a basic, simple sewing machine with solid construction. Main thing was keeping the cost below $100. The model I bought met all those things and seems to work fine.

    Annapoorna: I agree. 🙂 Rookie mistake.

    DK: It’s getting harder to find time, isn’t it? I know.:) It took me nearly two months of procrastination to finish this simple project.

    Sapna: you have a beautiful garden.
    I also have the aphid and ant problem. Will follow the chilli solution outlined in your blog.

    Vineela: Homemade gift bags! Oh, wish I was your neighbour.:) Would love to see your craft work, dear Vineela.

    Hari Chandana, Preeti, Sowmya, Kay: Thanks friends.

  11. Mythili says:

    that looks really awesome!

  12. moi says:

    How lovely! Nice way to inaugurate your new machine, Indira! In the days before India imported things as freely as it does now, I used to make handbags and shopping bags from cotton canvas or flannel, and then add motifs to them. On a flannel bag I appliqued a cute hand-painted patch of a Snoopy. On a canvas bag, I painted red strawberries. I miss sewing! Now your post has inspired me to make a brown canvas tote with a kolam design… 🙂

  13. mahek says:

    GOOD JOB!!!!

  14. VineelaSiva says:

    Hai Indira garu the pillow cover looks very fine.Can u please tell me which sewing machine to buy.I dont know which one to buy.CXan u please upload the foto or tell the model number??

  15. Nirmala says:

    Looks lovely and soothing. We too had bought a sewing machine reenlty. I haven’t laid my hands on it but amma had already made two set of frocks for my younger one 🙂

  16. nyginko says:

    Indira, the pillow fabric is lovely and so is the
    case itself with the “ruffle” (?) around it. I am trying to imagine more about its construction.

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