Now I know I’m not showing you anything you haven’t seen before. But would you like to sew a pillow in an afternoon? It is so easy and pillow covers are the fastest way to change up a look or add a festive look for a holiday.
Recently, I had to go to Lowes so I stopped in a store at the same shopping center. I always like to check out the shoe department. Plus I get inspired by the home goods department so I was browsing around open to whatever. Now if you recall during the holiday I was going to make a pillow from a napkin but never got to it. I made one from a placemat instead. Well that was still on my mind so I decided to look at the linens.
I saw some Valentine Dish Towels and thought why not! Even though they are terry cloth it does give the house a festive look. I certainly don’t go all out with Valentine’s Day decorating but I will put out the Blocks of Love.
Getting a pillow form from the stash, I got out the sewing machine and got to work. The first step to making this is to wash and dry the towels. It takes 2, at least if you use a dish towel.
Once they were dry I ironed the material and sewed in the zipper. Trim any excess material away.
The towels were just the width of the pillow form if I sewed a very narrow seam. Usually, I make a pattern but this is easy and a pattern is not necessary. Pin the right sides of the towels together and sew the side seams.
Flip the material right side out and put in the pillow form. Take a pin and pin it to where you want the seam to be. Repeat on the other side. Remove the pillow and flip inside out. Leave the zipper open so you can turn the material right side out when you get to that step. Pin together, I suggest you mark the seam allowance to make sure it will be straight and where the seam should be.
I had a lot of excess fabric on the top. Before trimming it off, turn the pillow cover right side out and put the form in. If it looks good, turn inside out again and trim the fabric, making sure to cut the corners at a diagonal. This allows the fabric to have a crisper corner.
Press it and insert the pillow form. You have just sewed a pillow in an afternoon.
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