Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easiest Pillow Cover how-to

Mine (insert was an old pillow I had laying around, $3.50)

Pillow covers are easy to make and solve so many problems in my life. When I am bored of a room, changing the pillows puts my soul to rest.

PB Essential Cozy Pillow Cover
Pottery Barn (insert not included, $25)
If you can sew a straight [ish] line, you can sew a pillow cover. Pottery Barn charges $25 for a 18" pillow cover, but you can make one for the cost of about half a yard of fabric.

Click "read more" to see the full directions.

Basic directions:

  • Measure the pillow you want to cover and add about an inch for seam allowances. 

  • Cut one square for the front

  • Cut two pieces for the back. These pieces will overlap like a pillow sham, so divide the total in half and add a couple of inches (4" or so).

  • Finish a long edge on each back piece by turning it under and sewing.

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  • Lay the two back pieces, overlapping, to cover the front piece. Right sides together.

  • Pin and sew 1/2" seam all the way around. 

  • Turn right side out and insert pillow.

Goodbye bold, hello neutral paradise

Back, with overlapping panels

Here is a link to the post I did about the white pillow made from a clearance shirt and extra curtain fabric.


1 comment:

Jill said...

This is so what I need to do! I love your neutral pillows next to your luscious leather couch and chair!! I really like the fabric you chose as well, great texture!