Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Patchwork Pillow Cover



Hello everyone! Last week when I shared my DIY Rustic Vase I mentioned that I felt like I needed something on the other side of our storage cubbies so I tossed some pillows in a basket. I loved the way it looked, but since those were our couch pillows I needed to make some new ones for this spot.

Of course I wanted to use what I already had at home instead of going to the store so I ended up with a patchwork design.

I began by cutting out 9 squares from fabric scraps.  I goofed and forgot to cut enough for a seam allowance so ended up havig to smoosh my pillows in.  I cut the squares at 6" x 6" for an 18" pillow, but if I were to do it again I would cut an extra 1" on the side of each for seam allowance.  Whoops!


For each row, I placed the first two squares together with the right sides facing and sewed a seam.


I then placed the third square down with the right sides facing (didn't matter here since it was burlap) and sewed a seam.


Once all three rows were comleted, I sewed them together the same way.  Now it was time for the back.  I followed my same technique for an envelope pillow cover by cutting two pieces that overlap to create an 18" x 18" square.  This is where it really hit me that I forgot the seam allowance on the squares, so I actually had to trim these pieces down to match.

This was a tablecloth so luckily the edgeds were already hemmed for me.


I placed the pieces face down on top of the front piece then sewed around all four edges.


After popping my pillow in (well, squeezing it in since I didn't have that seam allowance!) I was done.


I really like the Christmas tree fabric, it's actually a dishtowl that I found at Homegoods!


They look so cute and cozy in this spot!


The squares aren't perfectly equal but I kind of like it that way--gives it more character and fits better with our rustic Christmas theme.


The whole space definitely feels more complete now.  By the way, notice that I switched out the tall white twigs in the rustic vase for some logs?  My Dad was over this weekend and did some trimming on our tree. I was sooooo excited since  I originally envisioned logs in there to begin with until I realized they're kind of pricey if you try to buy them!


I hope everyone has a great Wednesday, I'll see you all Friday for my Christmas home tour! :)

Linking up to these awesome parties!

15 comments:

  1. These are adorable. I am pinning them for later. I want to make some for next year for sure!

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene! They are definitely perfect for Christmas time :)

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  2. Angela these are just adorable. I like the patchwork that you did and the little scraps fit perfectly together and compliment each other. And the red on the other side is warm and cozy. Great big fluffy pillows!!

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    1. Thanks Mary K! I really like how complete the red on the back made them :)

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  3. These pillows looks greta. I love the christmas tree print fabric. Thank you for sharing with us @ #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for hosting a fantastic party!

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  4. Love the textured look of these pillows. Great fabric choices.

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    1. Thank you Audra, I am so glad I that my scraps went together so well :)

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  5. So pretty! I really like the touch of red in there.

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  6. You wouldn't feel that something as basic as the cushion spread you pick can affect how well you sleep, also your skin health. Those that endure with skin hypersensitivities and skin break out, have found that the cover they have on their cushion is a noteworthy benefactor to their condition.

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  7. I have been wanting to make a patchwork cushion for ages, but have never been quite sure how to go about it. Thanks for taking the time to explain step by step. I have some pretty fabric to use, so will have a go at making a cushion after next week which is crazy

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  8. Pillows have been having a significant effect to rooms as they offer boundless impacts to home insides. Today, inventive beauticians can make utilization of toss Pillows as art.

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  9. So pretty! I really like the touch of red in there.

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I appreciate all of your wonderful comments :)

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