This past week I took the dusty sewing machine out and made 4 pillows out of an outdoor tablecloth. It had been awhile since I had sewn anything, I wasn’t sure if I would forget but I realized it’s kind of like riding a bike, you just have to dig in and go.
Since these are going outside I wasn’t concerned about making a pillow case that I could take on and off because they are going to be pretty faded within a few years and most likely trashed. However If you are interested in a envelope back pillow case I have that tutorial right here.
Measure the height and width of the pillow, add 1 inch to the height and width for the seam allowance.
Using a ruler, draw out 2 squares of fabric with these dimensions.
Pin the squares together with the pattern sides facing each other.
Since I am going to be sewing the pillow case shut with the pillow in it, I made sure to give 1 side a clean stitch prior. I did this by pressing with an iron and then sewing a seam.
Turn the pillow case right-side out and using the eraser of a pencil, push the corners out.
Press the edges of the pillow with an iron
Insert the pillow form.
Using safety pins, pin the opening shut every few inches.
Voila, 4 new pillows and a bunch of left over fabric for $14!
Next week I will be showing you more of our backyard with some brand new pillows sitting happily in the sun.