* button down shirt/ robe
* pattern paper (old Christmas paper)
*14 inch zipper
Step 1: Pattern
On one of the 16 inch sides make a mark 2 inches from the bottom, and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance. Open the seam and press the seam along the both sides with a 1/4 seam allowance. This is where the zipper goes. Flip the fabric right sides up and pin the zipper in between the folds. With a zipper foot sew the zipper down.
Step 2: Throw Pillows
Step 3: Standard Pillows
I got lucky with the placement of the first pillow. I used the existing trim of the robe to make the open edge of the pillow. With the second pillow I had to get creative with the placement of the pattern. I basically folded the pattern in half and cut out what I could of each, the shirt and robe. I sewed three sides of the pillow and added the trim from the robe to the edge of the pollow. Make surw to clip the corners. I cut an 1/2 inch halo around the trim, and sewed the ends together. I didn't really mesure the trim I just folded it over and placed it on the open end of the pillow and left room for seam allowance. Then I sewed that to the open edge of the pillow and top stitched that. I thought that was a nice way to tie in both pillows.
Overall the person who I made the pillows for really loved them, and was really happy. (: