Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two seam pillow cover

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I received some canvas fabric from Wholeport that is really vivid colors.

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I covered a 20 inch pillow so I cut a pieces 21 inches x 59 inches (the width of this particular fabric).  This fabric is sooo easy because it can be cut with scissors on the squares for an accurate size.

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I love this bright and cheery fabric with the blues and pinks.

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I laid my pillow form on top just to confirm the size.

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Don’t cut the selvages…I use them for the pillow back for the opening to put the pillow inside.  Fold over and press the selvage about 1/2 inch or even an inch.  Use iron on fusible tape to hold the selvage down.

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Just make sure that it is ironed down all the way.

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Now fold the pillow cover right sides together so that the folded edges are not showing. 

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Adjust it until the measurement is 20 inches wide.  There is no seam to shorten this side, so make sure it measures accurately. 

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Now pin the two cut edges together.

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Make sure that the folded over edge is laying flat.

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Seam down the cut edges, using a 1/2 inch seam.

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I use Fray Check to keep the edges from unraveling.  This fabric is a looser weave. The Fray Check dries perfectly clear without showing at all.

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Now turn right side out and iron the seams out.  Then slip your pillow in and enjoy!

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This style takes very little time and you can make several for one form to change up for different seasons or moods! 

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Michelle L. said...

Hi, Ellen! That is so cute, and I love the tip about using the little squares to make your accurate cuts. Measuring is my worst thing, I need to find some gridlike fabric like yours.

Sum of their Stories said...

Doesn't get much easier than that!
I've always made covers and either put a zip in or slip stitched one side. When my kids were small I thought they would constantly be fiddling/taking the cushions out etc if I did this envelope method! They are older now so I may be able to whip up a whole load of new covers. Love the fabric. by the way.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your fabric choice and great tutorial. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Tara Knight said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I've been wanting to make a pillow cover.

Shelly said...

This is such a cute pillow! Great Tutorial! I'm gonna pin this one to our board! Thanks for for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!

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