Failed Pinterest Knockoff

Nacho Daddy and I celebrated our anniversary, so I decided to make his/our present.  Big Mistake.

Here is the pillow that I found because someone posted it on Pinterest, my favorite addiction.

I got a little cocky.  You see, I’ve never made a pillow cover before, and I’ve never installed an invisible zipper before, but something told me, hey, you can do it.  (It’s probably all those motivating messages that The Universe sends me everyday.  I’ve come to believe they are true and that I can’t fail at anything.)  Ha!  The joke is on me.

Problem #1:  Stamping would have been much cuter than embroidery.

Problem #2:  I didn’t have an invisible zipper foot, and I didn’t know how to put in a zipper, so I just winged it.  And thus, it looks like a kindergarten student put it in.  Mostly because it sure isn’t invisible– in fact, it’s kind of billboard-ish (18 inch pillow).

Problem #3:  I put the %^&* zipper in on top instead of on bottom!  Really?!

Problem #4:  I forgot to use my awesome trims that I bought to go with this fabric.

Problem #5:  I wasted my beautiful French General fabric on a crappy pillow.

Problem #6:  8th anniversary isn’t year of the pillow.

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7 Responses to Failed Pinterest Knockoff

  1. I think it’s cute, no matter what you say. And when it comes to stuff like that, it’s totally the thought that counts more than anything else. And you got to sew for yourself!

  2. why'd i come in here? (kbean123) says:

    It’s pretty! But I understand about wasting the good fabric on epic fails. I have Truly Madly Deeply on an art journal cover! I think it was once a label in a shirt of mine. Anyhow, love your blog! Do you make t-shirt quilts….for other people maybe?

  3. Suzanne says:

    We can do some pillows on my next visit and show you how to ditch the zipper!

  4. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    1. I’m sure he loved it
    2. Put it up on a shelf and you’ll NEVER see the zipper :o)
    3. You could always UN-sew or cut it up and make a quilt top using very VERY small pieces.
    4. Call it your “yoga” pillow… when you’re on your head, it needs to be upside down (hiding the zipper)
    5. You could always say it was a training exercise
    6. Embrace your imperfections. You made it out of love. You are human & entitled to mistakes.

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  6. Jenna says:

    I’m starting a new blog called Pinterest Fail where people share the projects they attempted because of what they saw on Pinterest, and then.. failed. 🙂 Would you be interested in letting me share this post? My personal blog is if you’d like to learn more about who I am!

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