There are so many “How to make a pillow cover” blog postings available that I don’t feel the need to reinvent that wheel.

However I am finding that most of them are “No Sew Pillow or Envelope Pillow cover” tutorials.

I have been sewing consistently now for about 4 years. In that 4 years, I have sewn in thousands of zippers. I hear from people on a daily basis that they HATE putting in a zipper. But like anything, the more you do it the easier it gets.

In fact putting in a zipper is so second nature to me that I was making an envelope closure cover the other day and when I went to turn it right side out the bottom was open.

What the what?

I had put a zipper on the bottom. Total forehead palm slap Homer Simpson moment.

So if you really don’t like to put in a zipper, just keep practicing. I promise it gets easier.

Taking my own advice, I have been practicing with my scroll saw in the hopes that someday that second nature thing will kick in so I can create beautiful things like this.

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There hasn’t been a lot of cooperation from the weather lately to give anyone reason to go outside for any extended period of time. Minnesota is cold in the winter, no one will ever deny that. But sometimes we get a few “warmer” days to enjoy the great outdoors without the threat of frost bite within 3 minutes.

I took advantage of such a day today. My scroll saw is in the garage. The garage is still chilly but doable.

I have shared with you the metal signs Jack made for the shop.

Now I want to cut some out from wood and possibly paint or stain them.

This I where I started.

Did you know that Michaels will take Joann Fabric coupons? Me either. I had a 60% off coupon from Joann’s and bought a Tracer machine from Michaels.

It’s basically an old school projector without all of the bulk.

Find a design or picture you want to trace put the machine on top of it and project it onto whatever your want. I choose half inch plywood.

I lightly traced around the letters with a pencil.

Using my beloved drill press, I drilled holes where inside cuts will be made and then started cutting around the outside.

 

Now the practice makes perfect part. 🙂

I should be quite talented with this scroll saw décor thingee by…..June, when it warms up enough not to have to wear my winter jacket in the garage. 🙂

Have a great weekend,

Wendy

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