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DIY Winter Pillow Covers


Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend.  I spent most of my time fighting the sewing machine or vacuuming up fur.  I finally got around to making our family Christmas Stockings (more on that later) and I had left over fabric for some DIY Winter Pillow Covers.  Making envelope pillow cases are super easy as long as your sewing machine cooperates.  I’m really glad I stuck it out because my winter pillows add the perfect coziness for winter.SONY DSC

I picked up two fat quarters of fur for under $5 apiece at the fabric store.  My mother recently sent me suede clothes from her 96 yr old retired flight attendant friend for me to use as scrap fabric which I used the sued for the backing of the pillows.  Fur+Suede= Awesomeness

A quick tutorial for Envelope Pillow Covers:

Step one:  Grab a pillow insert and use it has a template for your fabric size.


Step 2:  Cut fur fabric to size of pillow with an inch overhang for seam allowance.  winter-pillow-sewing-steps-watermark

Step 3:  Cut two pieces of fabric for the back having them overlap in the middle by 4-6 inches.  You will want to hem the two ends that overlap because they will be exposed when you are finished sewing.  Luckily I was able to use the hemmed edges of the suede skirts so I went straight the next step.  Wouldn’t an old plaid shirt be fabulous for the back too?  You could totally use the buttons for the pillow opening.

Step 4:  Put the contrasting pieces of fabric facing each other so the under-sides are exposed.  Pin around the edges to hold in place.

Step 5:  Sew around the four sides, unpin, and turn right side out!  (For a more detailed tutorial with step by step pictures, click HERE.) SONY DSC

I mixed in the fur pillows with my new Jules Pansu pillow, Harry the Eagle.  SONY DSC SONY DSC

I’m really excited for you to see what I did with the rest of the fur, click HERE to find out!

SONY DSC Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!  Until tomorrow friends,

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