Lately I see many images of livingrooms with these gorgeous Union Jack pillows and I would love to have one (of course nowhere to be found in Israel). The cheapest at Ebay was 5 pound for the cover and another 5 pound for shippingcosts, being 10 pounds or around 15 dollars. To steep. Than my mom brought her vintage Husqarna Viking over, saying it became to hard for her to get the thread trough the needle and if I wanted to try? So I searched at Ebay for a cotton Union Jack bandana and found one, 50x50 cm(16x16 inch) for 1.99 with free shipping (from Hong Kong).
Well I never ever used a sewing maching, but as she showed me, it didn't seem to hard. I found a white zipper in a box in the attic and we had some left over red fabric of Yael's purim costume (the Harry Potter tie), so I went to work on it during lunchbreak today (|after finishing the porridge in my earlier post), as it was a day at the office today for me (I work five days a week fulltime). I finished half and the other half when I got home after work and I must say, I love it! Not bad for a first ever sewing project.
and the ready pillowcover
and the red back-side with zipper
Union Jack Bandana 1.99 pound or 3 dollars
zipper from a box at the attic - free
left over red fabric - free