Do you ever do something really stupid and as you’re doing it you think “this is so crazy i’m probably going to pay the price!” and then you do?
That happened to me when making this cushion. After many rug cushion obsessed months on Pinterest (i blame Morgan and her freakish ability to pin things for me that i instantly want.need.right.now) i found a damaged woven southwestern rug for cheap cheap on Ebay (do all bad stories start with Ebay?!) and had the brilliant idea to make my own woven rug cushion.
When it came down to it the rug started fraying like crazy when i cut it, so i thought – hey lets be sneaky/lazy and shove it through the overlocker. My brain was yelling YES YES YOU CAN DO IT MEG!
Unfortunately my overlocker did not agree and ceased to function. big oops people, big oops.
Then began the incredible saga of dealing with the local sewing machine repair shop – who – get this – broke my overlocker! hahahaha. and still charged me an exorbitant repair fee. sigh. Nothing increases your stress level more than not having access to vital equipment when you’re working on new products… but it all worked out in the end and my overlocker is working just fine now (phew!).
I absolutely adore my cushion, and i’m thrilled with how it turned out – but i can’t help it – when i look at it, i can’t help thinking about all the drama, and my “cheap” pillow is suddenly looking like more of a $200 pillow. I still have enough left to make a second cushion – so if i do then each cushion will only have cost me $100 – perhaps that’s the best course of action… hehe do you like my crazy logic?
I’m not sure what the lesson is, but i think it’s that i can’t be trusted not to break something when i’m sewing? or that cheap is never really cheap? or maybe that sewing cushions is integrally evil? not sure. i’ll report back later :)
ps. yes that is an empty hook on my wall. i’m classy like that.