Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time + fabric= awesome pillow covers!

Last week my car broke down, which left me stranded at home. I had way too much time on my hands and nothing to work on for my Etsy Shop{no frames- because of course my car broke down the day before the flea market}. I needed to do something productive, so I thought I'd try using whatever fabric I had left over from past projects & make pillow covers for my couch cushions. I can sew 4 straight lines and make a pillow, but I wanted to make envelope pillow covers so they could be removed and washed. I went on Youtube and searched: How to make an Envelope Pillow Cover, and this is what I found. Now, I totally expected it to be too difficult, and she almost lost me at "you need to fold 1/4" and iron" and "pin your fabric pieces"...
I love to sew, but loathe patterns or anything that's too detailed or time consuming when it comes to a sewing project. After watching the video, I really felt like it was do-able. What I loved was that she explained how to make it work for whatever size cover you needed, and walked through each step. Once I did the math for what I'd need fabric wise, I wrote it out on a piece of paper, just so I wouldn't miss any steps. My pillows are pretty big: 25" x 25", and I quickly realized I didn't have any pieces large enough, ahhhhhhhhhhh!! I was already set on making them, so I decided to piece together the sizes I needed.
Here's the back{envelope side}, I still can't believe I made them....if I can do it, anyone can! Thanks to The Crafty Gemini her tutorials are awesome!!!
It's like having a bouquet of flowers on my couch♥

Seriously? This is not what I had in mind when I spent days making these! Does he think if he doesn't look at me I won't see him? Sheesh!


Carly said...

Your pillows look beautiful! The different fabrics look great together! This project is something I'd like,change the living room up a bit!
Have a Suneday!

EvaJune said...

I just found your blog. I am in heaven. The colors are so lovely. Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas.

Jenny Holiday said...

Love them to bits! Really just so happy and fun! :) And pup approved! ;)

Thanks bunches for your sweet words about our hand painted wallpaper tutorial! :)

Happy Summer!
xo Jenny

Dawn said...

Love the pillows The fabric you have is so yum!

I love fabric but I just don't have stacks of it well actually not much at all.

I love your dogs face but I know exactly how you feel (I have a bed I just made with clean sheets, now with dirty paw prints all over it) It's like he thinks mums bed doesn't look right with out my yummy paw prints all over it! Annoying? yes. Forgivable of course lol

Lovely projects I will look at the you tube link thanks hun xx

Melissa said...

These turned out so cute! I'm lovin' your blog! My first real, seriously serious (ha) sewing project is to sew pillow cases and I think I'm going to use this envelope style
Oh, My