I have been putting these pillow covers off for at least nine months. I don't know why I was able to sew these stuffed turtles with no problems at all, but when it came to sewing a basic rectangular pillow cover, I froze. My problem was getting the measurements right. I read some where to take the length and width of the pillow but I thought for sure that wouldn't allow for the puffiness of the pillow, so I ended up adding inches on for that and came out with a massive pillow cover and a whole lot of frustration. So I hid it all away upstairs for almost a year.
From time to time I'd think of these fabric samples from about a year ago that I had envisioned as nice little throw pillows on our couch but would quickly dismiss my thoughts.
Finally, two weekends ago I got sick enough of my poor excuses and pulled my sewing machine and materials out again.
Once I decided to igmore my stubborn thoughts that all the pillow cover makers before me surely must have been missing something, I listened to what their many many tutorials told me and took the basic pillow measurements and got to sewing.
I am not about to make a tutorial on here because lord knows these are far from perfect and I had zero meathod to my madness and just a whole lot of trial and error. So here they are all finished up and cozying up to our couch.
Despite their rocky start I am quite pleased with how they turned out. I backed them all with a simple white fabric to be sure that I would have enough for all four pillows.
What did you guys get up to this weekend? Sew yourself any pillows?