Christmas Drop Cloth Pillow Covers

10 Minute Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

I have talked about these pillow covers before and I thought I would do a step-by-step tutorial today.  I have made a dozen of these pillow covers over the last year and I get excited about them every single time.  The ones featured today were made especially for Christmas and I love them!  They make me happy every time I see them.
Drop Cloth Pillow Covers by SneakySpoons
You can see these up close at the bottom.

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  And they can really update outdated pillows.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.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

Tutorial:
Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

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.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

Next, sew up each short edge with about a 1 inch seam.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

After sewing up both short edges, put fabric with the print side facing up (it is hard to tell with the drop cloth).

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

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.)

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

Once it is folded, slide pillow out and place on top.  You should barely see the edges on each side.  Pin in place.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

Next, sew up the two open sides.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

Turn cover right side out and you can put your pillow inside!  You just made a cover.

Embellishment Tutorial:

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

I used my silhouette machine to create a vinyl decal.  You could also trace your letters on with pencil.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

I used black fabric paint to fill in the letters.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

Let dry completely before pulling the vinyl off.

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

 

Close up:

Sew Easy Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | SneakySpoons

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

though you are small among the clans of Judah,

out of you will come for me

one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”

Micah 5:2

drop cloth christmas pillow

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I ADORE these pillows! So elegant, yet simple. Breathtaking friend! Job well done! -Mary Beth

  2. Oh my goodness!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I love Drop cloth crafts! And pillow ticking! That would make cute pillows too! Thanks for being apart of our blog hop! Follow my adventures at lilywhite-designs.net

    xoxo, Jordan

  3. Hello Sara,
    I so much appreciate you linking up to Family Fun Friday @ FrontlineMoms.com.

    Your pillows are delightful. I especially love the one with Micah 5:2.

  4. I love this idea! A great way to share some holiday cheer! Thank you for linking up with Family Fun Friday. Hope to see you link up again soon.

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