Pillow covers are a great solution for updating that ugly throw pillow you've kept around even though it stopped matching your decor 2 apartments ago. If you have a sewing machine, or know how to use the one you have, this will take you about 10 minutes and you probably don't need to be reading this. If not, then it's the perfect activity for a hungover Sunday on the couch watching a Netflix movie, or could even be worked on outside or at a coffee shop.
For the inexperienced sewer, going into a store to buy fabric can be intimidating, and the selection of country bear patterns can leave something to be desired. So, my two squares are actually napkins (or even placemats, I'm not sure) purchased from the sale bin at anthropologie. Bonus: They're already the right size.
|Total cost: $8|
Step 2: Choose your thread color and sew up 3 of the 4 sides using a simple straight stitch. Normally, you'd flip it inside out so you don't see the seam, but my pillow couldn't afford to lose any fabric, so I stitched on the outside, very close to the edge. Another advantage of these napkins is that they already have a seam, so if you are sewing by hand you can follow it to keep your stitch straight, or mostly straight.
|Using a similar color thread helps |
disguise your bad or lazy sewing
Step 3: Put in the stuffing from your old pillow.
|This probably didn't need a photo to explain.|
Step 4: Sew up the final side and cut off extra stitches that held the corners in place, and toss it on a couch or bed!
|Makes me want to get my cuddle on.|