HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
I’ve seen some gorgeous watercolour decor ideas of late.
Napkins, placemats and pillows – in bright, fresh spring colours:
I LOVE them!
I don’t love the price tag.
Funnily enough, I received an e-mail earlier this week letting me know that my local fabric store was having a sale!
So I picked up some watercolour fabric.
For $11 per metre!
I bought 1.5m because I knew I wanted a few pillows.
I’ve shown the envelope pillow cover tutorial once before on the blog, but I thought I’d show it again…
I mean for $5.50 per pillow cover, compared to the $69.50 that Indigo is charging, it’s worth reviewing and making your own isn’t it?
I’m terrible for not pinning items together.
If you are anything more than a novice sewer like me, you will frown on my technique – but I’ve gone through so many sewing machine needles and pricked fingers while using pins.
I choose to iron my hems in place before sewing.
I should have indicated to put right sides together, but hopefully you saw that in the pictures.
The three pillow covers cost a grand total of $16.50 and took a total of 45 minutes of time.
If I was Indigo that would mean that my profit margin on these would be $192, or an hourly rate of $256.
I gotta go into the pillow cover business!
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