A few weeks ago I walked in to my neighborhood fabric store and hit the Mother Load.
On the $2.99/yard table.
I was soooo excited with all four of these fabrics. I knew they would work great with an idea that had been spinning around in my little head. I thought the colors and patterns would be perfect for Spring in my shop. I spent most of this past weekend sewing my little brains out.
Starting with this
When I was collecting all of the Spring fabric I recently purchased I also dug through my fabric hoard to see if I was storing any that also looked Springy and found this.
It was just a small piece, a scrap really. But it was perfect for a down lumbar insert that I wanted to cover.
So here’s the patented Paige Davis method for making an envelope closure pillow cover;
It ain’t rocket science.
At least not the way I do it.
Just lay your insert on your fabric and flatten the insert a bit. Cut the fabric out around the insert leaving about a 1 1/2 inch allowance for the seams and the loft of the pillow. This first piece is your pillow top.
Next, using your top piece of fabric for a pattern cut out another piece for the pillow back, only four inches longer.
The back piece is the hardest part. The closure is made by cutting the longer back piece in two, width wise.
The first thing I do when all my pillow pieces are cut out is lay them all out and check the overlap of the envelope closure.
First lay the front piece of fabric down right side up. Next, cover it with the two back pieces of fabric layed right side DOWN. The back pieces will overlap in the middle by a few inches. This overlap is your closure. I hem/sew the inside edges of theses two back pieces first, then sew the entire pillow together.
(Lord, I hope Kate Brown is not reading this. If she is, she is laughing her butt off,
It allows you to remove your pillow insert and clean your fabric if need be. It also, in my case, allows for endless possibilities in pillow covers that you can change at will!
See where I’m going with this?
It may not be rocket science but my method works well.
This is our guest room. Currently it’s the only room in the entire house that contains the color blue so it’s the perfect room to style some photos of this pillow in.
Here’s the best part!
These lovely custom sewing labels were made by the Etsy shop Sew Many Labels!
In all honesty I could not be happier with my purchase. I’m back up on my ‘use Etsy for your branding’ soapbox! So if you sew, please pay Sew Many Labels a visit.
Wherever Mamma goest, Emmie goest.
And yes, his eyes are amazing.
One more pillow for the road.
Sorry. I could not resist.
They are so cool!
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