Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Well, it's been another while. I guess it is fair to say that I am just not super consistent about getting these posts up. To be honest I haven't even been crafting very much lately! It has been quite busy around our little home with school and pregnancy and such. I was just going through my pictures and found a simple project that I did for a friend though....recovering pillows.

She bought these pillows at a thrift store. If you are re-covering pillows, it doesn't matter if they match, as long as they are about the same size. She also picked up some normal-sized pillow cases to use as the covers. 

The pillow cases were envelope pillow cases. I first laid out one pillow case and cut up the sides of the smaller flap.

I next cut the bottom off and up the sides. I was cutting through both layers of the pillow case.

I then cut straight across to make two squares just bigger than the size of the pillow.
The fabric squares were then placed right-sides-in, pinned and sewn along three full sides and a few inches in both sides of the top.

All four corners were then cut.

The cover was then turned right-side-out and the pillow was placed inside.

With the pillow inside, the raw edges were tucked in and pinned. 

This edge was then sewn. You can do this by hand to give a good, clean look, but I wanted thee fast way out, so I did it with my machine. It gives a little bit of an edge that sticks out, but for these, I thought it turned out fine. 

The same process was repeated with the second pillow!