Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pillow Cover Tutorials


In my quest to infuse color into my living room, I spent a few days over winter break making covers for throw pillows in pretty vibrant prints.  I'd only made a pillow cover one other time using this really helpful tutorial from J.Caroline Creative, which has a really handy calculator to make sure your dimensions are correct!

This time around I wanted to 'grow my skills' by learning how to make and add piping...

I used this tutorial from Isabella & Max Rooms to make my first 'piped' pillow!  I definitely should have spent time making my own bias tape as opposed to simply cutting a strip of fabric and sewing it around the cording, which would've helped me perfect the corners.  However, I think it turned out swell!


Zippers scared me...until I found this simple tutorial from Design Sponge detailing how to add a zipper instead of a back flap pocket (probably not a technical term) which, after following, I became a pillow-cover making machine!

DIY Pillow Cover Sewing Tutorials

The navy blue floral fabric can be found at Warm Biscuit and all of the other fabrics used to make the pillow covers were purchased at my local Jo-Ann Fabric store.  I love the pops of navy, lime green, and teal and think they work well with my weird green-gray-khaki colored couch!  Next up, a coffee table makeover...stay tuned!

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15 comments:

  1. LOVE them!! Greens and blues are my favorite together!

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  2. What a cozy room. Gorgeous pillows, you're very talented.

    Sonya {So Simple}
    www.sosimplerooms.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi! Love your gallery wall. Could you tell me where you purchased your "Every Little Thing" art. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jen! It's actually something I designed and printed myself so I'm afraid you can't purchase it anywhere! :(

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  4. I was trying to find the floral fabric that you used, but couldn't locate it on warm biscuit. Do you happen to remember the name of it?

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  5. Hi Rachel-

    I don't remember the exact name but is has 'hibiscus' in it! Hope this helps!

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  6. Love this room! Where did you purchase your couch?

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    1. The couch was a local purchase several years ago!

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  7. What is the paint colour? I have been looking for a colour to go with my beige furniture and love this!

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  8. What paint colour is that? I have been looking for one to go with my beige furniture and love this!

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    1. Hi! The paint color is 'Pussywillow' by Sherwin Williams!

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  9. Where did you purchase the shelves?
    Thanks!

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  10. Hi! Love your throw pillows- warm biscuit's website is down- any suggestion on how I can get this fabric? Thanks!

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    1. No unfortunately I'm not sure where else to find the fabric. Good luck in your search! :)

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