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!


Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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?