When it comes to home decor, I am sometimes plagued by indecision; spending hours, days, even weeks trying to decide.
What if I don’t like it?
What if I change my mind?
The fear of making a mistake is bigger in our minds than it is in reality.
Choosing pillow fabric from Online Fabric Source was no exception. If you recall, I narrowed it down to three options and then, asked for your help.
Well, I finally picked one.
They add a fresh, modern touch to the traditional floral, keeping it from looking too old-fashioned.
And, if I do change my mind, I sewed envelope covers for both the feather and the floral pillow, making it easy to change the look.
I absolutely love my new pillows. They do so much for the living room; making it feel cozy, inviting and so me.
I’ve fallen in love with my living room!
I don’t always labor over decorating decisions. I knew exactly what I wanted when I made my living room curtains which have since been moved to the dining room.
As a matter of fact, I’ve changed my mind about those curtains several times over the years. I just move them around from room to room to give them new life.
When I tired of the window treatments I made for the breakfast room, I sold them. I didn’t make a profit, but I made my money back.
I actually first discovered Online Fabric Store several years ago when I bought the fabric for the breakfast room. I’ve been a customer ever since.
- Measure the width and length of the pillow form.
- Add 1 inch to each measurement to allow for a half-inch seam all the way around the pillow. ex. The feather pillow is 12″ x 20″ Adding an extra inch to each measurement is 13″ x 21″
- Cut a 13″ x 21″ piece for the front of the pillow.
- The back of the pillow will form an envelope, so you will be cutting two pieces of fabric at 13″ x 13.5″ To determine the cut size, divide the pillow length by half. ex. 21″ divided in half is 10.5″. Add three inches to form the envelope overlap, making the total cut length 13.5″. The width measurement stays the same as the fabric you cut for the front of the pillow.
- Take the two back pieces of fabric and sew a 1/4″ hem on the ends that will overlap on the back of the pillow.
- Press the hems.
- Pin the front piece to the two back pieces, right sides facing together. The two back pieces will line up with the ends of the front piece and overlap each other in the middle. The sewn ends of the two back pieces of fabric should be facing each other and overlapping.
- Sew a 1/2″ seam all around the pillow cover.
- Clip the corners with fabric shears to create smooth, sharp corners.
- Turn the pillow cover right side out.
- Put your pillow form inside your new pillow cover and enjoy your handiwork!
Whether you sew or not, fabric is such a great way to bring life, pattern and texture to a room.
Thank you to Online Fabric Store for the pillow form and fabric.
See you in class,