So This past weekend I made a few new Pillows and finished some others.
This is how it started. I have a few pillow forms. I just measured from side to side. Then you add 1/4" for seam allowance on each side=1/2" on top and bottom.
cut out your piece of fabric. I use a roto-cutter.
It makes it much easier for a staight cut.
Okay the reason I cut out this center is because the
red/orange fabric is 15$ a yard (on sale) and the other
was only 3$ a yard. I wanted to get more for my money.
This is a piping. I wanted something funky for the edges.
I love animal print.
this step you can find in my tuturial for my chairs here
I will say you need to snip 3 small cuts in the fabric for the edge
to go around the corner nicely.
I always have to sew these twice to make sure i get all the edge in.
The back is just the amount of the pillow plus 1/2 so if it were 18. It would be 18+9=27" Then I cut it in half but i cut one about a 1 and a half wider. This pillow doesnt need any velcro to stay shut.
The pillow on the far right is from Walmart.
I needed to add a little something to it, so it looked like it belongs. :)
Notice the edge is plain.....
The edge now has the same green print from my chairs.
First i used a seam ripper ONE of my most used and favorite tools. To take the pillow apart. I removed the stuffing and layed out the top piece
Then I added the piping around the top.
When i connected the piping I folded one edge over and tucked them into one another and sewed it shut.
Next I pinned the two together facing eachother leaving a space for IT to turn inside out.
Re- stuffed it. ANd sewed the opening closed! D.O.N.E.
THIS is a PIllow i will talk about Next week...
thanks for looking!