Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring Pillow Made with Drop Cloth and Napkins

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! 

The days are starting to get longer and I even saw my first bee this weekend which means that I'm officially calling it--Springtime!

Spring is most definitely my favorite season and I just love all that it brings (even the occasional blizzard that usually rolls through Colorado in March...). 

I spent Saturday lugging all of my Spring décor up from the basement and while I was pulling out my pillow covers that I made last year I was sad to realize that I wouldn't be able to use them since I upgraded to larger feather inserts.  So I decided to get creative and recreate them patchwork style using some drop cloth scraps!

Supplies Used: (Affiliate links may be provided for convenience.  For more info, see my full disclosure here.) 
  • Fabric scraps
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing Machine (this is mine and I love it!)
I found these Easter napkins last year at Homegoods and liked that they had the egg theme yet were  neutral.  Last year I used them to make two envelope pillow covers so I began by cutting the fronts off of both to give me two squares.

I cut two squares out of my scrap drop cloth to the same size and then sewed one drop cloth square to each napkin square. I left myself about a 1/2" seam allowance.

Next I sewed these two sides together. 

(As you can see I didn't have them lined up perfectly but it just gives it a little more character haha!)

Since my pillow insert is 20" I trimmed this piece down to 21" x 21" making sure to line my center up at the center point (11").

Once you have your front piece you can sew on the two back pieces (I got lazy and didn't get a picture of this step but I've shared a couple of tutorials for envelope pillows, you can check out my last one here). 

Once the case was flipped right side out I went around the edges on the sewing machine at 1/4"  to create a flange which I think makes it look more professional.

If you have any scraps of fabric or napkins that you love but are too small to make a full pillow this is the perfect way to use them! 

It looks so happy sitting next to my other Spring pillows!

Have a happy rest of the week my friends!

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    1. Beautiful white covered hand made pillow :) Thanks for sharing your tittle and relevant ideas with us. Now I think of using your ideas at my Home Decor.

    2. You seriously have me wanting to sew up some pillows. Love them. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.


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