My living room is coming together so slowly. You can barely tell anything is happening! I did manage to make a couple of new pillow covers for the couch this past weekend though.
You may remember I found this fabric while we were on vacation in May on the South Carolina coast. I’d been hoarding it for something very special since I only had about 1 3/4 yards of it.
I found it on a remnant table in an Old Time Pottery for $5.99 / yard. I fell in love with the medalion in gray and the linen weave. I used a pair of pillows I already had for the inserts and just made covers with envelope closures so they can be easily cleaned.
Just so y’all know I ain’t a seamstress and there is not one scientific or proper thing about this non- tutorial.
I started by just laying my inserts out on my fabric and centering them on the darker medallions. Then I cut out a square (ish) about one inch larger than the insert for the pillow front. Next, I cut out the back pieces of fabric the exact same height as the front piece, except about four inched wider. Then I cut this back fabric exactly in half lengthwise.
The first seam to sew is the long inside edge of each half of the back piece ( on the left ). This will give you a finished edge for your envelope closure. Once that’s done put the right sides facing eachother.
Next I sewed each half to the pillow front, one at the time. The excess will overlap in the middle to form the opening you poke your insert in to.
This little sewing machine was a Christmas gift from Big Daddy two years ago and I just love it ! It’s lightweight and so easy to use.
Here’s how they turned out !
They were kinda fat pillow inserts so they stuffed the covers really well.
I’m in love with this fabric! I just wish I had more of it. I managed to save just enough for an ottoman though!
See y’all later in the week,