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What I Made: DIY Throw Pillows

What I Made: DIY Throw Pillows

Welcome back to Living My Someday, folks! I hope this Hump Day is treating you well; if not, hang in there because Friday is on the horizon!

I've never been someone who enjoys telling others about my accomplishments. Most of the time, my own personal satisfaction is more than enough for me. However, today, I really wanted to toot my own horn (a little) and praise the lovely folks behind Sew With Us, the sewing e-course by the gals of A Beautiful Mess. Thanks to their program, I was able to make my own throw pillows within a few days of starting. When it comes to making things by hand, I've always struggled. Even in elementary school, I remember feeling terrible when my craft didn't look anything like the one the teacher had made. That stuck with me and I basically resigned myself to being inept.

Recent events in my life, though, alerted me to the fact that I was capable of many things, and I needn't be the best at any of them! The payoff of trying new things is not only in the end result, but all the wonderful lessons learned on the way. Also, I was incredibly tired of telling myself, "No", before I attempted anything outside of my comfort zone. So, armed with this new sense of resolve, I nervously purchased Sew With Us and prayed I wouldn't waste my time or give up like I had in the past.

I am so, so, SO glad I jumped into this experience! Despite a few minor setbacks, it has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable journeys I've ever had. Not only have these DIY throw pillows boosted my confidence, but they've inspired me to work harder to expand my sewing skills. Daily, my brain swims with ideas for curtains, bed sheets, and clothes, too!

I posted a quick shot of the pillows on my Instagram page, but I wanted to post a few more detailed photos here on the blog. I purchased the material at my local Joann store, but I couldn't find the exact print on their website. This fabric by PKL  is very similar, though.

If you've been daydreaming about sewing, but have been scared by the idea of starting a new endeavor, I highly recommend Sew With Us. It's self-paced, the tutorials are really easy to follow, and it's $45. Why not take a chance on yourself? I'm living proof that, no matter what you think you're capable of, you can still surprise yourself!

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