I recently purchased new couches and I am lacking pillows!
These pillows are a perfect addition to my wannabe cottage.
I am going to show you how to cover a pillow in 10 minutes! This is an envelope style pillow.
My pillow measures 16 x 16
so you will cut one strip of fabric 17" wide. The length will be from when it was on the bolt (so the basic width on a bolt of fabric is 36)
fold one end and sew so that you don't see the raw edge.
now you will fold your fabric into the size of your pillow
I just place my pillow over it and since it is folded then there is not going to be a seam allowance needed.
now pin the sides really good and sew both sides of your fabric
when sewing burlap I use a different type of stitch
After you sew both sides then believe it or not...you are done! Turn it inside out...
you just made a pillow cover with one piece of fabric!
now you can embellish it....
or if you used cute fabric then there is nothing more to do.
but I'll show you how I added a "belt" to my pillow.
I cut the strip 10" wide then folded it in half
right here I am also putting a stitch down the middle because burlap sometimes has a mind of its own.
If you get matching thread you will never even see the stitch.
attach both ends of the burlap then attach the flower over the seam.
As for the flower....
I use felt for the petals. just cut out the shapes then when you chain sew them together make sure you use the longest stitch so you can gather the petals together before you glue them (used a hot glue gun)
Now slip your belt around the pillow....
Pretty cool right?
So after all this I'm still not sure if I like the look? I want to have something more crisp and bold like this....
I just got new couches just like this but not pure white. It is linen color but it seams dreary:
I definitely need to get more pillows (i'm working on it) I just don't know what colors???
But I do love the pop of color coming from my vases.
I like the nuetral colors in this as well. so now i'm thinking if I do a bold color is it still okay to mix burlap into it? Does burlap really only go with off white or white? Anywho...just thinking outloud.
I did purchase some chevron prints from www.fabric.com so we will wait and see.