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.
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.
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.)
I mixed in the fur pillows with my new Jules Pansu pillow, Harry the Eagle.
I’m really excited for you to see what I did with the rest of the fur, click HERE to find out!
Until tomorrow friends,