Yay! Aren't you all glad that spring is finally here?
At least around here it is....nice 70 degree weather. Love it!!
And of course, guess what that means?
My patio furniture finally gets to come up out of the
dungeon basement and see the light of day :)
And that also means that I get to sew some new pillow covers for our outdoor pillows! Yay!!!
I love adding a new look to old things.
So...I've got my pillow (on sale from target last year...waited months and months and they finally got down below $3, so i bought 4), and Joanns was having a sale on their 'semi' outdoor fabric. So, I jumped and bought a yard of each.
From my experience, one yard will make two pillow covers.
Just cut straight down the middle of the yard (so 18" on both sides). Now each side will make a cover for a standard square (or perhaps a rectangular) pillow:
On the two short edges, fold over about 3 to 5 inches and pin in place:
Get to work with your sewing machine and stitch that baby up!
Next, I lay the piece down and put the pillow on top to make sure the dimensions on the side are correct:
Then I fold the fabric over the top of the pillow and eye where the next folds should be:
After eyeing the folds, I fold both sides down and place the pillow on top to make sure the pillow will fit inside the case once it is stitched. To make sure that the cover isn't too big or too small, I check to see if there is about an inch or so of fabric around each edge:
Once you get the measurements right, pin and stitch!
(and don't poke yourself....like I did....say about 5 or 6 times)
Turn inside out.
Put the pillow inside.
A sewwwwww easy peasy 10 minute pillow cover.
I added an extra one cuz I just can't stop myself.
I am a pillow loving maniac :)
I am soooo going to be enjoying this patio today...tomorrow...and hopefully for the next few months unless this unpredictable Utah weather has another snow storm planned for us....I think then I just might cry.
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