Not too long ago learned how to make pillow covers and I am so excited about how much money this will save us! I change things up a lot and pillows are a big part of that so if I can just change out the covers for a few dollars it saves money for other things!
I was able to make 2 pillow covers for 20 inch pillow inserts (from IKEA) with 1 1/4 yards of fabric.
First I cut my pieces: 1 square 21 x 21 inches and 2 rectangles 21 x 13 inches each.
I folded down one long side of a 21 x 13 piece twice then ironed and sewed it down. Do both pieces this way.
Next I placed the 21 x 13 pieces on top of the 21 x 21 piece with the good side facing in. I then pinned them so that there was an opening in the middle to insert the pillow. I also rounded the corners because I prefer that.
I sewed around the edges, turned it right side out and inserted my pillow form to check the fit.
On one of the pillow covers I sewed a large button and plan add velcro on the inside flaps to hold it shut once I get more velcro. You don’t have to do that but it’s what I prefer to try and keep my boys from taking the covers off.
For the other pillow cover I cut out a large letter B on freezer paper with my Cricut. I inserted the freezer paper wax side up so I had to flip the letter B when cutting.
Next I took a sheet of freezer paper a little larger than my stencil and layed it wax side up inside the cover and put the stenciled B wax side down on the front of the cover. I ran a warm iron over it a few times and made sure it wasn’t going to move.
I used some black fabric paint I had on hand and a paint brush to stencil the B on the front of the pillow cover.
The paint bottle said to let dry for 4 hours.
Here is the end result.
I was really impressed with this and can’t wait to find something else I can stencil with freezer paper.
Tomorrow I am hoping to be able to show you my craft room all put back together and clean (fingers crossed).
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