This project will take you literally 20 minutes.. tops. It is so easy & a great way to quickly (and affordably) spruce up the throw pillows on your couch//bed.
supplies you'll need:
-fabric (amount depends on size of pillow!)
-accent fabric (optional)
First you have to do a little math... I know, I know. But I promise its easy!
Measure your pillow. (mine measured 16" x 16", so those will be my example measurements.)
The height and width will probably be the same.. but, in case their not: no worries!
(A) Measure the height. (16")
(B) Measure the width, multiply by two, and add 4.5 inches. (16" x 2 = 32" + 4.5" = 36.5")
Cut a rectangle of fabric measuring A x B (16" x 36.5")
are you still with me? I promise that is all the math you'll have to do regarding this blog post ;)
Once you have your rectangle cut, finish all four edges (serge or zig-zag stitch) and hem the short ends.
Lay the fabric right sides up.
Fold one short edge to the center, and fold the other short edge to the center overlapping the first edge by 2".
Now, if you are adding accent fabric to the front, take this folded piece of fabric to the ironing board and iron the edges down so you don't loose your folds!
After the folds are ironed, unfold your fabric rectangle.
Pin & topstitch your accent fabric (ie. my cute elephant) to the front of the rectangle. I placed my right next to the crease I made while pressing the folds! (see?)
Once you accent fabric is good to go, fold your fabric rectangle back together and pin the edges.
Stitch along the top and the bottom, where you pinned.
Flip the pillow cover right side out..
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