This slip-covered pillow is a great and easy way to decorate a room, reading space or couch. A perfect mother-daughter weekend craft for beginners.
Step 1: Step One: Supplies
The supplies required are:
1. Pillow insert . Mine was a 16 square
2. Fabric. Length may vary depending on the pillow insert size.
Step 2: Step Two : Measure pillow insert and cut fabric.
Measure the length and width of your pillow.
The length of your fabric should be:
2 x length of pillow+seam allowance+ overlap(probably about 3-4 inches.)
The width of your fabric should be:
width of pillow+seam allowance
If you have a 16 by 16 pillow insert, then your width and length should look like this:
Then cut your fabric.(Easy enough, right?)
Step 3: Step Three: Finish the short edges
Now take your piece of fabric and finish the short edges. You can finish it with a normal hem or serge it. I finished my edge with a quarter inch hem.
Step 4: Step Four: Create pillow case
Place fabric wrong side up and fold finished edges to where you want your overlap to be. I chose to overlap mine at the center. Measure to make sure that the finished size will fit your pillow. Sew along the open sides.
Step 5: Step Five: Turn pillow case rightside out, insert pillow
Turn the pillow case right side out and stuff in the pillow insert. You have now made a beautiful slipcover pillow!