I promised I would share another sewing project. This one made me giddy, it was so easy. I used this photo tutorial, but here are the basic steps for an envelope pillow cover.
- Find an old pillow or pillowform.
- Measure the width and add an inch.
- Measure the length and multiply by 2.5.
- Cut fabric to those dimensions.
- Fold fabric according to directions.
- Sew two seams with 1/2″ allowance, turn right-side out, and insert pillow.
It took less than a half hour, and now I have this cutie sitting on my recently painted gossip bench. (I don’t actually sit there and gossip. Promise.)
Here’s what the back “envelope” part looks like.
If you know how to thread your machine and make the needle go up and down, you can do this. I’m not sure there’s an easier way to gain some confidence sewing. And after you finish your first one, you’ll start eying all the other throw pillows in your house. (If you give a mouse a cookie…)
Sewing this produced such a high that I couldn’t stop there. So I made three more camera strap covers and tried out different ways of embellishing them. I let my bff choose first, and I’m going to let one of my readers choose second!
All you have to do is leave me a comment in which you specify which one you would like and share the link to a favorite tutorial. (Any tutorial–it doesn’t have to be written by you.) If you don’t have a favorite tutorial, that’s okay. You can still enter. :)
Note: The covers should fit any standard DSLR camera strap. For those of you who own a point and shoot, take heart. It’s on my list to make a couple of those straps in the near future, and I’ll have another giveaway when I do.
I will take entries through Wednesday at 9:00 PM PST and announce the winner on Thursday. In the meantime, go make one of your pillows a new outfit!