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The pillow covers take about 10 minutes to make…seriously. And they can really update outdated pillows. Plus, you can pull the covers off for different seasons or to wash them.
It’s been rainy and cloudy all week, so my pics are a little dark, but hopefully cozy.
One yard of fabric makes 2 standard pillow covers. For the Christmas pillows I used a drop cloth from the hardware store. I washed the fabric to get it nice and soft and I ironed it before sewing the covers–totally optional though.
If you use a yard of fabric, just cut it in half for 2 standard pillows. If you are using material that isn’t standard (such as a drop cloth) you can measure your rectangle. A standard pillow needs a rectangle about 18 x 38 inches.
After measuring I cut out the rectangle.
Next, sew up each short edge with about a 1 inch seam.
After sewing up both short edges, put fabric with the print side facing up (it is hard to tell with the drop cloth).
Place pillow on top to determine where fold should be so that it is centered (make sure the overlap of each side is centered or it will be harder to get the pillow in and out of the cover. I speak from experience.)
Once it is folded, slide pillow out and place on top. You should barely see the edges on each side. Pin in place.
Next, sew up the two open sides.
Turn cover right side out and you can put your pillow inside! You just made a cover.
I used my silhouette machine to create a vinyl decal. You could also trace your letters on with pencil.
I used black fabric paint to fill in the letters.
Let dry completely before pulling the vinyl off.
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