Thursday, February 21, 2013

Project 24: No Sew Fabric Pillow Cover

I'm slowly trying to add some color to our house. By "slowly" I mean one strategically placed item a month so the hubs doesn't notice. He loves solid neutral colors {patterns are a big no no} so it completely took me by surprise when he picked out the fabric for these pillows. I saw this no sew tutorial on how to cover a pillow with fabric and thought it was perfect. The tutorial isn't super detailed for those of us who need step-by-step instructions so I will try and explain what I did to blindly rig my pillow cover. It's a lot harder to describe than I thought.  This is fixing to be some real genius shiz - big technical terms will be used!

1 yard of fabric
12x12 Pillow
Safety Pins

Put the pillow in the center of the fabric and fold the fabric so that the overlapping fabric edge lines up in the center. I folded the end of the sides twice to make a point. Also tried to capture those folds in the picture below because explaining folds isn't my forte.

After the side folds, your pillow/fabric should look like this:

Fold the two sides over each other:

Tie the sides into a knot:

Safety pin the knotted fabric under the center of the knot to get this nice clean look:

Next, I will tackle a pillow with the sewing machine. You have been warned.

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1 comment:

debby said...

I really think I could make a reasonable copy of what you have done with the pillows and they look beautiful - I can't wait to try this!!