Sew Easy Pillow Covers- Silhouette Giveaway!

Christmas Decorating on a Budget – Part 6 

I would have never thought that making a pillow cover could be “Sew” easy.  If only I knew this sooner.  Now I must share with you on how easy it really is.  But before I do that, I want to make sure you know about our Giveaway!  

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Stay tuned for the giveaway and many more inspirational projects made using the Silhouette!   

 

Sew Easy Pillow Covers

Make sure you stick around through this post as I have joined with the Silhouette Challenge team to share our Christmas Inspirations and we are hosting a giveaway.  Now for the sew easy pillow cover tutorial.  

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I am giving you the measurements to make a pillow cover for a 16 by 16 pillow form.  

Step 1:  Cut fabric 36 inches long by 17 inches wide.  

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Step 2:  Iron fabric to smooth out all wrinkles.  Fold over the fabric on the ends using a 1-inch fold, iron to make a crease.  Next measure a 15-inch section and fold over fabric and iron to make a crease.   Keep fabric folded with the wrong side facing out.  

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Step 3:  Mark a 1-inch line from the cut edge(17-inch width)  Repeat on opposite side.   

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I measure 1-inch from the edge and make a dot and do this along the entire edge.  I then use a straight edge to make a sew line.  This makes it easier for me to follow the line when sewing.  

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Step 4:  Sew 2 straight lines 1 inch from the edges.  This is why this is a “SEW” easy pillow cover.  You do not need to sew the ends as they will be stitched along with the sides.  

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Step 5:  Once both sides are sewn, turn the pillow cover inside out.  Fill with pillow forms and your pillow covers are done.  How simple is that!  

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I wanted these pillow covers to be used for Christmas, so I added some Christmas bling with stencils.  I placed a wood board in the pillow cover to protect the fabric for any paint bleed through.  

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I made a custom stencil using “Cameron,” my silhouette cameo.  

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I used black chalk paint as my base for the stencil.  

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Once the black chalk paint was dry, I applied a coat of Organza in silver by Maison Blanche.  This gives the stencil a shimmer.  

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The other pillow was stenciled using brown chalk paint as the base and adding Organza in oil rubbed bronze.  

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I will be making more of these “Sew” easy pillow covers.  I will be changing out my pillow covers seasonally, now that I know how easy it is to make my own pillow covers.  

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My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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Silhouette Giveaway

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And I’ve saved the best for last.  My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one, not two…but three winners!  The prizes up for grabs?

Sweet, huh? To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link.  Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 36 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power.  So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 21st at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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You can also visit my other posts on Christmas Decorating on a Budget: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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