As part of our wedding preparation, my fiancé and I are attempting some DIY projects. I guess “attempting” is the key word there. Wish us luck!
The first project is to make throw pillows in our wedding colors to throw around the venue’s benches and couches. I was inspired by this tutorial. What do you think?
So because this project and a couple others involve fabric and sewing (thank goodness my future mother-in-law is a master at this), we decided to head down to the Los Angeles Fashion District for the first time. We had no idea what we were in for.
Word on the street is that Michael Levine is the the place to get any and all kinds off fabric so we headed there first. After 20 minutes of looking for parking, we headed up Maple Street. You can’t miss the big blue sign!
Once inside, it was clear we would find what we were looking for. We could find what anyone was looking for. Fabric, ribbons, threads, even whatever that was that Catwoman’s catsuit is made out of. Check it out!
After a couple laps we finally decided on half a dozen coordinating bolts of fabric.
Next step, take them to an available sales associate and tell them how much you need. We got a yard of each , just enough for a throw pillow each.
Voila! Don’t they look nice together? I’ll be sure to post some pictures when they’re all done. And I’d include a tutorial, but let’s be honest, without my future mother-in-law, these throw pillows would never get made
After our adventure at Michael’s, we wandered in some of the smaller surrounding shops (I’m sorry I didn’t take any pictures!) and bought all sorts of chiffon-y fabrics in shades of pink and white and cream in an attempt to make the archway of sorts below for our wedding ceremony. Though the quality may not be as nice as those fabrics found at Michael’s, we found them for $2-$4 a yard, so no complaining here. I was pretty excited.
Maybe if this project works out I’ll create a tutorial for it! Fingers crossed.
bottom image via this wedding from 100 layer cake
Any other DIY ideas? I’d love to hear them!