Don't these pillows just look darling?! I am entering them in the Great Pillow Contest over at Sew Mama Sew Blog!
I love them - and I am so happy!
Before these darling pillow covers made them pretty, my pillows were UGLY. They were the same color as this couch, and frumpy.
When I saw this post over at Michele Made Me, I immediately knew that I wanted to make pillow covers just like them!
And, over the Christmas break, I had the perfect opportunity to get started...
Then, since I was at my parents house, I got to go through my mom's stash of scrap fabric (thanks mom!).
It was fun, let me tell you. I cut strips, triangles, random shapes, and made them all fit onto my white fabric in a delightfully random pattern.
The beauty of this project, is that it doesn't matter what your fabric looks like! It is more fun the more random the pieces and colors are!
here for the project I learned about glue sticking on)
And then came the really fortuitous part....
It was so much fun, despite the fact that I put a needle straight through my finger while trying to hold one of these little scraps down.
But, other than that - pure joy:)
I chose two different colors for the back of the pillowcase. Each was the same width as the front, but less than 2/3 of the length. So, for my 20" x 20" fronts, I made each of my back pieces 20" wide by about 13" - 14" tall. It is not an exact science, I just wanted them to overlap on the back to hide the pillow inside.
Then, I took the second back piece, and with the sewn edge again facing toward the middle, laid it over the top, right sides together, lined up with the top edge. (sorry that the picture is so dark! flash problem)
Pin it all down securely and sew along all 4 sides (outer edges) - with about a 1/4" - 1/2" seam allowance (whatever floats your boat).