Hello my peeps! Happy hump day!
Yesterday, I tried a project that I’ve been wanting to try for…a loonnnnggg time. No sew pillow cases. I found the project on Pinterest…like…last year. The pin linked back to the blog Organize and Decorate Everything. Wait a sec! Don’t let my pillows scare you off…her’s look way better than mine do! A few mistakes were made along the way. That’s okay.
Let’s move on…
The following picture is of the plain and original pillows that came with our couch.
I wanted to bring some color in without having to buy new pillows. Plus, it would be a cryin’ shame to put these perfectly nice (boring) pillows to waste.
I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby. Thought it would be pretty for the season.
I then proceeded with the step by step tutorial.
Per tutorial, you need fabric that is 3x the length and 2x width of pillow. However, while making the first pillow I found out that you need a bit more fabric.
I’m so lucky to have found out the hard way!
First step, I laid out the fabric and put the pillow in the middle.
Then, I folded the fabric long ways.
Second, I folded the ends in like a present.
Third step is where the trouble began. The directions state to tie ends together in a square knot and then to tuck the ends in.
It is hard to see, but the ends were not long enough to tie into a knot.
I had to tuck in the fabric ends and safety pin them into place.
this is the final product.
This is the second pillow I did with the correct amount of fabric.
This was already an extremely easy project, but here are two helpful hints to be added:
1. Get enough fabric to account for the thickness of the pillow…and then some!
2. Choose a thin fabric. Mine is thick and so my knot is bulky. Boo.
Maybe one day I will learn to sew.Oh well…you live and you learn!
(Hence the blog title)
Happy day to ya!