This Sew and Tell session is all about my recent decision that I needed to give our couch pillows a makeover. This was my first time making pillow cases and it really is an easy and inexpensive project. I used the same pillows cushions I was already using for the couch and left over fabric from other projects.
Since I was going to make three different pillow cases, I decided to try three different tutorials. The first pillow I made was based on directions from Vintage Revivals. This pillow case was very easy to make, although I did decide it was too big when I first stuffed my pillow. That’s the nice thing about this project, it was easy to take off, put it inside out and re-sew along the seams about 1/4″ closer in to give the whole thing a more snug fit.
|Here is the first pillow with store bought.|
The second pillow case was a very similar envelope design from Sparkle Power. This pillow I found be even easier than the first to make and even more versatile. This is because you are using three separate pieces of fabric and can a cute mix and match look. If you use the same fabric for the entire pillow (like I did) then both pillows have about the same look when they are finish, just different ways to get there.
For the third pillow I went back to the same tutorial from Sparkle Power, but was inspired by Adventures in Dress making to add some lace and ribbon.