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! :)
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