I knew for the girl's room I wanted to add some throw pillows to give her some more color. She also likes to sit and lay on them. I found some fabrics at Hancock that matched her room colors perfectly. I don't sew (although I intend to buy a sewing machine in the near future), so I go no-sew all the way.
Fusible Web ( I use Stitch Witchery)
1 - Measure the pillow you are going to cover with fabric. My pillow is 19 inches wide.
2 - Measure and cut the fabric an inch larger than your pillow. This will allow a half inch seam around the edge. I only did this for the face of the pillow. I cut the piece at 20 inches.
3 - The remaining piece will be longer. My original piece of fabric was 44 inches wide so my remaining piece is 24 inches. You can cut it down the middle or more to the side. This will be the back side with the envelope to insert your pillow. I cut my pieces to 16 inches and 8 inches.
4 - Fold the opening edges in half an inch, insert your fusible web, and bond using the iron.
5 - Lay the face of the pillow up and lay the back pieces down. The pattern sides should be facing each other.
6 - Insert a strip of fusible web all the way around and bond your pieces together.
7 - Let your pillow cover cool off a while before turning inside out. This allows it to set. Turn inside out, insert pillow, and voila! A nice new pillow.
Yay! More color, pattern, and a place to lounge.
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