Howdy! I proudly admit I took a break yesterday for an extended Easter weekend! We will be in Texas for the rest of the week but I will try to keep up with my regular postings. I did plan ahead a little. 😉
I know you are busy with all of that Spring cleaning and organizing, right? Anyone? Well, I want to help you out with a Spring refresh for any room in your house. Yep, I am giving away an e-design to one of my lovely readers. You can find out exactly what that entails by clicking here. Also, if you want to check out my latest e-design post, you can find it here.
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I finished this pillow slipcover a little while ago but was saving the tutorial for today while I am traveling with my family.I used some pretty fabric I had been storing for a couple of years so this project was at no cost. There’s nothing like a “free” craft, right? 🙂
Materials: One yard of fabric
Sewing machine or iron on fusible webbing
How to: First measure your pillow insert and add two inches to the height and width. This will be your first piece.
Cut a second piece using your first piece for a template but add 4-6 inches to the length. Cut that piece roughly in half.
The two halves will overlap each other to create an opening for the pillow. If your fabric has wrinkles, now is a good time to iron your pieces. 🙂
The next step is to lay those two halves wrong side up, fold an 1 inch flap over and iron so it stays in place (pieces 2 and 3).
These two flaps will be your first hems or iron on webbing. (I put my hem 3/4th of an inch in.)
Now its time to pin all three pieces together. Lay your large piece (Piece 1) right side up and piece 2 and 3 wrong side up on top making sure all four sides match.
Pin 1 inch from the edge around all four sides. You can use your measuring tape to make sure its the correct size.
Sew around all four sides. To sew a perfect corner; make sure your needle is in the fabric, lift the presser foot, turn fabric, and put the presser foot back down.
Almost finished! Turn your fabric right side out and use your finger or the end of a pen to push out the corners.