A while back I spotted some old curtains at a thrift store. I had no idea what to do with them but I liked them. A while back Panu spotted a funny looking sewing machine at the same thriftstore. We didn’t know what to do with it but we thought it might come in handy one day. And lo and behold, the day came when both of these investments found their purpose!
When decorating the living room I realized the curtains would make lovely pillow cases. So I dug the sewing machine out and tested to see if it worked and it did. It is a Singer Starlet 353 from approximately 1973 but it was in almost perfect working condition. I had to buy a new presser foot, but it was really easy to find. They still sell parts for almost 40 years old sewing machines! The sewing machine also needs some loving care (or at least oil) because it screeches like a tormented cat. But other than that, it’s perfect.
Now I haven’t touched a sewing machine for over 15 years (my god I feel old for saying that) but I found the simplest tutorial on how to make pillow cases on Chez Larsson. The simplicity encouraged me to give it a try myself and voila!
I have more old curtains lined up, waiting to become pillows, but I think I might have to take care of the screeching first. Then the pillow factory will be working on full steam again.