I ♥ this DwellStudios fabric so much I had to have it in another color. I thought it would be overkill to do another piece of furniture in the same print since I already did the cane chairs and the folding chair.
Hmm, what can I do with this fabric? After two seconds, I decide to make my favorite sewing project: pillows. Pillows are sew (ha ha) easy to make. They are just straight lines. And if you sew kind of crooked, they still come out nice.
I made a pocket pillow cover so I could take them off when I got tired of the fabric. There is a slight chance that might happen because there is already so much of it around. I used an old pair of curtains for the back side since the curtains have a finished edge and that was one less thing I had to sew. And I liked the contrasting (yet matching) colors
To make a cover for an 18″ pillow, I cut a 20″x20″ piece of the printed fabric. I usually skimp on the cuts and end up cutting too short. This time, I decided to give myself extra fabric to work with on this project. From the old curtains, I cut two 12″x20″ pieces for the back.
With the printed and finished edges facing inside, I overlapped the two 12″x20″ pieces about 3″ in the middle. I’m not sure why I didn’t do 4″ since you can see there is about an inch of the white not overlapping the printed fabric. Oh well, a 3″ overlap works. As you can see the pre-finished edges of the curtains will be the opening of the pillow cover.
I’m not sure if you can see them, but I pinned all of the edges and middle to keep the pieces together while I sewed. Next, I sewed an inch in from the edges (20″-1″ from the left – 1″ from the right =18″). Finally, I trimmed 1/2″ all around and snipped the corners. Easy, right?
Sorry you have to look at them on the un-coordinating maroon couches, but the bed wasn’t ready for a photo-shoot. I’ll be honest, I only make my bed on the weekend. What about you? Do you make your bed every morning or is it a special occasion when your covers are pulled nicely over your bed?