- Lay your fabric piece out and mark off into thirds lengthwise.
- Working with the insides together...
- Bring the bottom third of your piece up to match the middle third. (See the picture above.)
- Sew these side seams.
- Turn the cover right side out so that you have the frayed edges inside.
- See photo below...Topstich from the bottom corner of the pillow all the way to the top of the flap that will be tucked in. This will secure the edges of the flap seam.
- Optional frayed edge. Skip step seven if you like a frayed rustic edge.
- Steam iron your pillow cover. Insert pillow form.
- Decorate your pillow any way you wish. I opted to add a monogram "E" to one of the smaller pillows that I made by tracing around a wooden letter with a fabric paint marker. Later I filled in the outline.
- If you want to leave your edges frayed...I suggest that you run a line or two of stitching to secure the edge threads. My dropcloth raveled easily. Just saying be careful if you want the look of unfinished edges.
(If you wish to share my pillow pattern with anyone, please give me credit, please use only one picture, and please include a link back to My Kentucky Living.)
I want to paint a tree onto the canvas. Then I want to add red berries/balls using red yarn and a french knot. Of course there will be pictures when I finish.
I can also see wrapping ribbon around the pillow to create a package. The options are endless on how to personalize your pillow cover. Please send me pics when you make one. I want to share with other readers.
...while still leaving them soft enough for someone to lean on.