July 14, 2010

Creative Share: Pretty Pretty Pillows

Every single Lovely Wednesday
The Trendy Treehouse hosts one of my absolute FAVORITE things

It's such a BLAST, and I learn so much!
In a previous post, I mentioned that I had been working on some cute little pillows

I thought I would share with you the very simple process I used to cover the pillows that I was using!

EASY EASY EASY way to cover
Measure the pillow you are covering horizontally, and vertically.
Add one inch
to each sides measurement.
[My pillows were 7in x 7in, therefore adding the one inch makes the measurement I need 8 inches]

Measure TWO 8in x8in pieces of fabric and cut them out.
Turn the pieces of fabric together where their patterned sides are face to face
Now pin these pieces together

Next, Sew a 1/2 inch seam down each side, leaving one side with an opening
[like the image below]

Snip the very corners of the covering, so that it creates nice corners after you stuff the cover with the pillow.
Turn the covering right side in, then iron!
 It is VERY important to Iron down the seams. This sets the seams, and makes a better appearance.
So, although it doesn't seem like this step would be important, It actually REALLY REALLY is.

Stuff the covering with the pillow, 
then close up the opening by using a slip stitch method.
Slip stitching is SUPER simple, and quick.
you can learn how HERE

and Here are some PILLOW PRETTIES

[1 2 3 4 5 6 7]

Soooo Pretty

I hope your Wednesday was wonderful!
Mine sure was.

Im off for a little movie time with the ladies

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Kandi said...

very cute! and i'm so SO glad you did a post about this! andy has been asking me to pick up some throw pillows for our couch! well, for my bday my grandparents got me a sewing machine (OHHH YAYYY!!! i'm so so excited!) and my gma gave me some pillows- so covering them will be my first project! :) well, pillow covers and aprons and pillowcase dresses :)

The Corner Girl said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVE the one with the face. I want one just like it! I don't really sew too much because of the lack of quality supplies, but this is the cutest pillow I think I've ever seen!
Great seams, too! Very even and pro-looking. :)

Steph S. said...

I love your super cute pillows! The fabrics are so pretty - remind me of Pottery-barnish Crate and Barrel-ish patterns. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Whitney said...

Thanks for the comment at Keeping Up With The Thomases! If you love blueberries, you've got to try that recipe! HEAVEN! Now if I could just learn to sew some cute pillows like these, I'd be in business. :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

I wish I could sew, I'm envious of your talents! Love the pillows, this is a great DIY project!

Kristin said...

Can you share some of that talent with me lady? I am sewing challenged. AH HA! Thank you so much for joining our network!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy & Wife said...

Adorable! You almost make me think I could make these ;)

The Girl with Pearl Earrings. said...

I loooove it!
Youre inspiring me, girl!