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Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial

By Vixenmade @vixenMade

I've been wanting some new bright and cheery pillows in my living room for awhile now.  I've had the same red ones on my couches for almost 2 years.  How sad is that!? Oh yeah.  I had twin boys.  Now I remember why I didn't change them.
So.. this weekend I found some gorgeous fabric (on sale!  Bonus.) for some new pillows. And I figured I'd show you how I made them.  A simple envelope pillow cover.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Here's what you'll need:  pillow forms, fabric of your choice and your sewing supplies.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Lay your pillow form along the straight edge of your fabric, right in the middle.  You want enough fabric on the top and bottom to wrap around the pillow (with extra to overlap and another inch for hemming.)  Add 1-2 inches to both sides of your pillow and cut along the other side of the pillow.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
My piece of fabric measured about 44 inches long by 21 inches wide.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Press your piece of fabric with your iron.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
You'll be hemming your short ends first.  These will be the opening of the back of the pillow.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Using your iron, double fold your edge and press.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Pin in place and sew along the inner fold.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Your edges should look like so.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Lay your pillow over the middle of the right side of your fabric.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Then fold over your edges.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
On each end of the pillow, pin snugly along your pillow form.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Once you're done pinning, carefully remove your pillow form.  
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Lay the pinned fabric down and make sure it looks even before sewing along the outer edges.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
After you've sewn, trim your edges.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Zig zag or serge your edges.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Then flip right side out.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Insert your pillow form and your're done!  Go and adorn your sofa or chair.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Here's the back of the pillow.
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
I love my new pillows!  So fun and bright.  
Simple Pillow Cover Tutorial
Hope your weekend was great!  What did you make?


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