I love drop cloth projects…I made this bed skirt several months ago. I love the natural look and the fact that it is sturdy and of course, cheap! I had some scraps left over from the bed skirt, and they were long strips. I found two pillows forms that I had saved for who knows what…well, I just didn’t know why then I had saved them, but know I know why! Yes, this one is covered in dark purple, sew right on to the form! Don’t ask!
I wrapped the strip around the long side of the pillow (they were both rectangular) overlapping the already hemmed end of the drop cloth a good six inches (to make the overlap in the back instead of putting a zipper in).
I then just sewed (I used my serger) one seam down each long side of the pillow. That was it! I was done. I placed a thin line of Fray Check down the unfinished side that doesn’t show (it’s inside the pillow) and at each corner just because the drop cloth is such a loose weave.
Turn it right side out and you have a pillow that looks pretty professional. (At least I think so!) I wanted to make an initial pillow…but I couldn’t find the right stencil for the font I wanted…I was standing in line at Michaels and looked (as usual) at the $1 bins by the checkout counter. I found this perfect letter g….I also wanted a p, but thought this would do, I could forget the tail and just put the bottom of the p there instead.
So I traced around it on the finished pillow with a very light pencil…
and this is what I ended up with…so I used my fabric marker with the chisel tip to fill in the letter.
And this is what I got…
I wanted to make another so I made a cover with a P on it….same way, different letter.
Ta Da!! Here is the finished altered P letter.
This particular fabric marker requires 24 hour drying time (although it never actually feels wet)…so I had to be patient and wait for it to dry before I stuffed the pillow in and showed it off!
Now here they are, all done and ready to use!
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