Last week, when Marco came to visit Seattle, he brought us a beautiful bedspread from India.
As you know, we use German bedding consisting of individual duvets, so one big bedspread won’t work on our bed. Still, I absolutely love this fabric and was determined to turn it into duvet covers for our bed.
So I got to work.
First stop: Target, to buy a new sewing machine.
I’ve had my old machine for about 25 years and it used to frustrate the hell out of me so I knew it was time for a new one.
Next stop: the fabric store to buy coordinated backing fabric.
Bailey was no help at all!
I measured once, measured twice, and measured again. Then, scared to take scissors to the beautiful fabric, I procrastinated with Kat and went to the fabric store because she decided she wants to learn to sew now too! :-)
The Mountain was OUT!
When we got home it could no longer be avoided; I HAD to cut!
I’m not gonna divulge whether I made any significant cutting or sewing mistakes. Just suffice it to say that if Tom and I ever start the German bedding company we keep talking about, I’ll be doing sales and marketing… not sewing!
Eventually it was time to stuff our duvets into the new “sleeve.” (Hint: it’s easier to do this if the sleeve is inside out!)
Time for a mojito break – with mint form our yard! (Thanks Tom!)
And finally, the finished products!
What do you think? This is look #7 (the other six can be seen here) – and I think it’s my favorite! Thanks so much, Marco and Ayesha! I hope you don’t mind that I cut up your beautiful gift, but I just had to!