June 3, 2014 by erikacsc31
Hello Peeps! 😀 if you’ve been to my house, you’d notice, I kind of have a thing for pillows. I think they’re a great way to dress up any space. You can swap them out each season to instantly update your space. They’re a great way to add color, pattern, and texture to a home. However, if you’re a freak-a-zoid like me, you might have major commitment issues. I get so tired of things very quickly-reason I can’t commit to putting things up in my home I love patterns and color, but mostly my home is neutral so that I can add color and pattern through accents and… you guessed it-PILLOWS! Our home decorating is still a work in progress, but I have lots of plans & projects that I plan on tackling this summer and will be sure to share with you here.
Pillows are the EASIEST home decor project. Yes, you can easily buy them at a relatively low cost, BUT there’s nothing like knowing you made something yourself. Plus, knowing Target, Marshall’s , or Pier1 doesn’t carry it is pretty awesome!
A couple of years ago, I made a pillow using a pattern at a sewing class I had taken. Honestly, I think the pillow pattern is old-fashioned and the pattern was WAY too complicated!
I searched YouTube for popular crafty channels. I tried a couple of different methods and the simplest method for me was less measuring, more eyeballing. If you’re interested in visiting the YouTube channels I checked out, type in: iheartstitching & mollyquest.
Here is the EASIEST way to make a simple pillow cover.
You Will Need:
- Pillow forms (you can buy 18″ x 18″ in DTLA for $3-5 bucks, or use pillows you have)
- Fabric (one yard of fabric= at least 2 pillow covers)
- Fabric Shears
- Pins for pinning
- Sewing machine
First, I used one yard of fabric I had used as my sister’s DIY photo booth backdrop (see here) last year and cut the length. (about double the length of the pillow)
Next, lay your fabric out FACE UP and place you pillow accordingly.
Now, start pinning!
It’s a good Idea to crease & sew the raw edges of the length for added durability.
After you’ve finished your pinning, stitch ONLY the sides about 1/2 inch seam allowance. Does not need to be exact, just eyeball it.
*Make sure you have aligned your pattern if working with a patterned fabric
Time to stitch!
Flip your pillow cover right side out. Place your fabric shears through each corner to push out perfect edges.
Iron pillow case and creases.
Best part is if you get tired of them, you can swap them out for another pillow cover.
Do you have a an easy home decor project? Or, an easier way? Feel free to share, I’d love to hear it 😉 I’m always looking to learn.
Until next time,