Oct. Pattern + Giveway (the twist continues)

For October's project we are going decor. I have had a goal of making pillows for my couch for, well, years. My problem is that I tend to dream too big. All I want is three couch pillows, but I want to make seasonal slipcovers for each of them (now we are up to 12 pillows) and then a few holiday inspired ones as well (Christmas, New Years, Easter, Halloween, National Waffle Day, ...ect). See my problem? So to solve this problem I haven't done any at all. Well, I did go to the thrift store and bought three pillows to make the slipcovers for...and i did wash them.

Then Kelli and I had a revelation. We pick the projects, so why not pick projects that we want, need, or have been putting off doing. Genius. And incredably selfish. So, this month's project is pillows! Simplicity 4108 to be exact. Thankfully, many of us creative DIYers have the same problems and projects lined up. Lets do them together. And please, don't judge the project by the pattern cover. There are a ton of different options with this pattern and in the end it's all about fabric choice. Plus, you have two weeks to pick yours out, unless you are this month's giveaway winner and in that case I'll send fabric and the pattern right to your door!

Last month's giveaway was a huge success! So, let's keep the ball rolling. You can sign up for our giveaways between the 15th and 22nd of every month. Here is the fabric to win this month. All three are 3/4 yard home decor fabric. And remember pillows aren't just for couches.
Here is how it works:

What presserfoot will do:
  • we will provide you with next month's pattern
  • we will provide you with some awesome fabric to make the pattern
  • we will do a short feature on our blog about you and your blog (if you have one)
What we ask of you:
  • we ask that you make the pattern in the month given with the fabric
  • we ask that you be an author on our blog for that month and make at least 4 posts during the month about your experience making the pattern.
  • you will need to get your own notions, interfacing etc...
Pretty great deal right? Well, to enter for this month's giveaway for the pillow pattern and fun fabric just comment on this post. Make sure that you have either your email or blog url on there so that we can contact you. It will be open until next Tuesday the 22nd until midnight.


  1. Girls! This is genius!
    I am SO in need of some throw pillows to tie our sofa into a recently reapolstered dining room chairs!

    How did you know?!

  2. Oh my gosh, I've been waiting for your next pattern give-away and it's here! I've already had to talk my fiance into letting me make two pillows for the couch. (totally NOT a pillow guy) Let's see if I can talk him into more. Maybe these would just have to rotate in. :-D

    Here's my blog: http://thelifeofmegananne.blogspot.com

  3. You guys crack me up! Seriously! I'm excited to make pillows. In a few months, my youngest will be moving out of the crib and it will be nice to create a way to mesh the two comforters I have to mix-and-match with the pillows.

  4. I too need more pillows for the living room. The pillow forms have been sitting in the garage for who knows how many years.

  5. Pillows have been on my to do list for... forever too, this would be great motivation. :-) Thanks for the chance to win, and the motivation to get them done either way.

  6. My living room really needs more accent pillows! And I need to get off my duff and make them.

  7. yea! We have just been looking for fabric to make pillows for our new couches. I'm so excited.

  8. Well darn, I'll throw my name in the hat! I know excactly what I would do with those fun fabrics too.

  9. I really would like to join in. What a fun idea! I need more pillows throughout the whole house. On our sofa, on the children's beds, on our own bed, in chairs, on the ground. I love pillows. There just aren't enough pillows around this house!

  10. Yes, love pillows. Great for the kids to throw,roll around on and just have a great time.

  11. I would love to be considered for this giveaway. I have so many ideas for pillows but I have yet to make one. This would be a wonderful way to get started!



  12. who doesn't need pillows? i was actually just thinking about updating my couch pillows the other day! we're finally starting to get a little bit of the junk out of my sewing room and i have enough room to at least extricate the machine to a new location now. you've got my blog already -

  13. I love pillows!! I'm so excited. This will be my very first sew-along. Can't wait. I'm off to the fabric store..

  14. oooh, this is one just for me! perhaps i'll try...

  15. Anonymous18.9.09

    Hi Rian and Kelli,
    My sister Brenda Petru sent me to your blog. She met you at Touchpoint. What a neat site. I am enjoying your ideas. A group of ladies from my church asked me to teach them how to sew. I think I'll pass along your site to them a resource. Lots of great stuff here.


  16. Looks like a great pattern. I've got a couch full simple envelope pillows, which is good for me because I like to change them up pretty often(read: way too much. My mom has been begging for some pillows for her newly done after a gross flooding incident basement, so...I'm in!

  17. This is agreat idea! I could really use some new pillows. I've never followed a pattern to sew a pillow before, but I'd be willing to give it a try.

  18. I LOVE this idea. Who can't use more pillows? I would love to win!

  19. Anonymous20.9.09

    I just found your blog and love, love, LOVE it. Count me in. I am a SAHM, I sew everyday and have a side handmade bag making business. I will start looking for my fabrics tomorrow! My bag blog is www.itsinthebagmadebykira.blogspot.com

  20. Natalie21.9.09

    Oooh! I've always wanted to try pillows.


  21. I want to win! I want to win! I have pillows already, just need the inspiration to make the covers!! I've been putting it off for three years! This is going to be fun!