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 how to make these 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. Now for the sew easy pillow cover tutorial.
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.
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.
Step 3: Mark a 1-inch line from the cut edge(17-inch width) Repeat on opposite side.
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 sewing line. This makes it easier for me to follow the line when sewing.
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.
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!
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.
I made a custom stencil using “Cameron,” my silhouette cameo.
I used black chalk paint as my base for the stencil.
Once the black chalk paint was dry, I applied a coat of Organza in silver by Maison Blanche. This gives the stencil a shimmer.
The other pillow was stenciled using brown chalk paint as the base and adding Organza in oil rubbed bronze.
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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