My first tutorial will hopefully help you get in the Valentine’s Day mood and provide a little red to your home decor. We will be making a pillow cover.
I made my pillow to cover a 12×12 pillow form. I gathered my fabric (of course, you can use any color). I chose solid red for my cover and a beige and red with white hearts for accent colors. I cut the solid red into three pieces:
- 1- 13×13 inch piece (or one inch larger than your pillow form)
- 2- 9×13 inch pieces for the back cover
I got out my Heat n Bond (I use the sew-able kind, but if you don’t want to sew over the letters, you can use the nonsew-able kind). I put my printed letters up against the window and backwards, then I trace over the letters. For this pillow, I traced the letters once at regular size and then did them again just a little smaller.
Next, cut the letters apart and iron them onto the wrong side of your fabric.
Cut out the letters and peel off the backing. I laid the beige color down on the 13×13 square and ironed them down. Then I laid down the red with hearts and ironed them down. I then went to my sewing machine and used a straight stitch and sewed just inside each of the red letters, giving them an outline.
I took my two 9×13 pieces and on one of the 13 inch sides I folded the edge over about 1/4 inch and ironed. Then I folded over again 1/4 inch and ironed (making a nice finished edge). I did this to both pieces and then sewed down that hem.
Next, I was ready to sew it all together. I laid my 13×13 square on the table face up. I laid the 9×13 pieces on top (face down) and pinned. Then I just sewed a big square connecting them all together. The two 9×13 pieces will overlap. Clip the corners when you are done.
Turn the cover inside out and poke out the corners. Fit it over your pillow form and display!