One of my friends REALLY loves buying new throw pillows. Unfortunately for her, her husband is not as huge of a fan of them. We've discussed doing a throw pillow exchange, but really, I don't have any to trade with her. So I figured I could add a few to her collection in the form of pillow covers.
I bought some silky iridescent fabric that reminded me of the ocean. I figured it would be a good match to their beachy Morro Bay home.
I started by cutting 4 strips of fabric (1 yard x 4 inches).
Then I folded then each in half length ways, and sewed a seam down the side. After sewing each strip, I flipped them all inside out.
Then I gathered each strip and used a million pins to attach them some gray suede.
Four rows, evenly spaced.
After sewing each of the ruffles down, I pinned one side of a zipper to the top of the square of fabric.
I sewed one side of the zipper to the front of the pillow, and the other side to the back.
After the zipper was attached, I flipped the front and back inside out, and pinned them tightly around the pillow.
I forgot to leave the zipper open a few inches, which made it very difficult to pull the pillow out. Don't make that mistake.
After sewing around the sides, and flipping it right side out I had a slightly loose pillow case. We'll see how it fits her pillows before I try tightening it up.
I started making a coordinating pillow case to go with it...
Unfortunately it's on time out for being really unattractive.
Disclaimer: I have different rules for children and pillow cases.
Happy Holidays D!