Wednesday: Do it Yourself Challenge!

I have a complete fascination with throw pillows! If you ever want to give a space a lift, pillows are a fantastic way to achieve it. Colours and patterns throws a curve of interest, while sizes and textures work the overall appeal. Not to mention the comfort that it adds, making a house a true home. Are throw pillows only found at home? Absolutely not! But, they are a welcomed addition to any seating arrangement.

Pillow covers are versatile, and gives you a more inexpensive way of changing the look without spending a ton. Sewing them yourself could prove to be the most unique, and budget savvy way to go. Imagine that your Christmas plaid pillows are laid out beautifully to compliment the tree in the winter; only to zip up your floral pattern covers in the spring. Summer rolls along, and your pillows vibe in bright yellows and tropical greens; followed by your deep, rich colours of a whimsical fall season. Gorgeous, right? Well, here is a simple process of making this concept come to life.

THROW PILLOWS

MEASURE YOUR PILLOW INSERT.

1. MEASURE YOUR PILLOW FORM AND CUT OUT THE FRONT PANEL OF YOUR PILLOW COVER.

CUT OUT THE BACK PANELS OF THE PILLOW COVER.

2. CUT OUT THE FRONT PANEL OF YOUR PILLOW COVER – ADD 1 INCH TOTAL TO THE WIDTH AND HEIGHT FOR SEAM ALLOWANCE AND CUT OUT THE MATERIAL.

SEW THE SEAMS OF THE BACK PANELS.

3. TAKE THE LENGTH OF EACH OF THE PANELS THAT WILL BE OVERLAPPING AND FOLD THE SEAM TWICE TO CREATE A SMOOTH SEAM. SEW THE SEAM ON BOTH BACK PANELS.

SEW THE FRONT AND BACK PANELS TOGETHER.

4. PIN THE BACK PANELS TO THE FRONT PANELS WITH THE RIGHT SIDES FACING INWARD. THEN SEW AROUND THE ENTIRE PILLOW COVER. I BACK STITCHED OVER EACH OF THE SEAMS FOR DURABILITY. TURN IT RIGHT SIDE OUT AND PUT THE PILLOW INSERT INSIDE.

*Directions taken from tatertotsandjello.com

This really looks like a lot of fun to do, and I’ve been dying for a reason to dust off my sewing machine. If you happen to try this, please share pics with all of us at the bottom of the screen. It would be awesome to make a collage of images that we all contribute together. Until next time, happy Wednesday everyone!

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