We bought a couch and for some reason, upon delivery, it came with only ONE throw pillow?! Instead of complaining, I went out looking for some cute ones, but I quickly learned that $20 for two pillows was too much for my taste, so I let that idea go. That is until I discovered these UGLY PILLOWS in my "coat closet" (I say "coat closet", because it's never housed such a thing, ha!)
I thought, gosh, I wish I had a sewing machine, gosh I wish I could sew, and then it hit me, I just made a spectacular "Under Sink Curtain" (see post here) without a sewing machine, why can't you make new pillow covers?
I became fascinated, and it didn't really come to me how I'd "close" the new encasement without sewing, but I was going to attempt new things, at least that is the challenge I posed to myself a few months back!
Please know that I am not a perfectionist, a neat crafter or even a "measurement" queen, I eyeball it and if it works great, if it needs adjustment, so be it, we can work it out when we get there. Certainly, measuring properly could save time in the "future" of the project, but I like to just WING IT!
1. Gather Materials
-Fabric (2 yards)
_Iron-on seam tape
2. Insert Pillow into pre-existing crease in fabric and cut leaving approx. 1 inch all the way around the pillow
3. Using steam setting iron all pre-existing creases in fabric and create a new half inch "seam" all the way around fabric, creating a soft edge.
4. Fold Fabric in half to create the pocket for the pillow. Place iron-on seam tape on the "seam's edge" sandwiching it in between the two pieces of fabric.
5. Iron along the seams edge to seal the "case", repeat 2x (place pillow inside, then seal the top edge).
Optional: Add a little pizazz, I stacked two buttons and sewed them on just before I sealed the third seam!
Until Next Time,