Monday, April 30, 2007

Throw Pillow Slipcover

Choose a pillow front.
Here I have chosen 2 Nine Patch blocks to match THIS quilt.
If you are going to quilt a top you will need to layer it,
top, batting and backing,
(note that the batting and backing are slightly larger than the top)
then stitch as desired.

Here I am doing what is called stitch in the ditch (sewing the same place as the seam).
You do not need to quilt a top, you can use just a fabric you like as one piece.

After quilting, square up your sides, which means to trim the excess, into a square.

Here is my top quilted and squared up.

Cut fabric for the back of the slipcover, 2 for each pillow.
Cut it to the same width, but the length needs to be about
2/3 of the length of your top,
plus 2".

On both pieces of fabric press a 1" seam under.

Sew that down.

Lay right sides together.
Then lay the other backing down.

Pin and sew with at least a 3/4 inch seam allowance ALL of the way around,
you'll be sewing a complete square.


After sewing, turn slipcover right side out.
Insert a pillow through the flap in the back.There ya go!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

site is great will try the kitchen towel and love the tutorials please keep them coming so great your work by renee

ann k said...

hi there...i just saw your tutorial on sewing the slipcover and i thought it was fantastic! Since i am not an experienced seamstress i hope you would be able to help me with a problem. I have some throw pillows that i dont really care for(they came with a nice couch).The pattern looks like blocks of prints like yours,only they are these modern type prints.I was wondering if i could stitch over the blocks on the pillow that i dont like with some nice fabric. Is that possible or would it ruin the pillow?