Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The LAZIEST pillow covers EVER--- a tutorial.

The other day after I made my Vintage Grain Sack Pillows, I dug out some fabric samples I knew I had stashed away.  I had liked the fabric colors I just "knew" I could use them for something.

And the price was right.

So since I was doing pillows, I thought these would be perfect pillow covers to "summerize" the pillows on the couch.  But, I was tired and daylight was fading so I made the LAZIEST pillows EVER.  Seriously.

These fabric samples {which you can find at the fabric store when a print is discontinued} where already hemmed around the edges.  So I got out some left over burlap {which I always have from my burlap and lace table runners} and cut out burlap of the same size. 

I used my BFF Fabri Tac and ran a bead of glue around three of the sides of the right side of the printed fabric.  I then place it on top of the burlap.  You can use books or clothes pins to clamp the two fabrics together.

 ** Make sure you line your work space with wax paper!  The burlap is loosely knit and the Fabri Tac will leak a bit and you don't want it to ruin your table! **

Look!  I was so lazy I didn't even iron this poor burlap first.

Pick out some coordinating ribbon and glue down on the unsealed edge to use as ties.

I waited about 2 hours to make sure the glue had dried completely then I flipped the case right side out.

That's it...a simple way to change the look of a room.

Cheap, Easy and Fast...now that's my kind of project!

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  1. I'm with you: cheap, easy and fast are some of my favorite words - lol! Great pillow!


  2. I love these!!
    I love easy!!
    thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!!

  3. awesome idea! :)


  4. Beautiful fabrics. I never saw discontinued fabric samples at a fabric store. I'll have to look more closely. And ask.

    I did once buy a pack of fabric samples at a garage sale, and they were the kind that I would never have been able to afford by the yard. It's a great way to get some touches of high quality, decorator fabric for pennies.

  5. That's a cool idea, I might try it out since I am terrible with the old sewing machine :)

  6. What a great idea! This is perfect for those of us that can't master the sewing machine. Thanks for joining my party.

  7. Great pillow cases, very easy to make. Thanks for a lovely tutorial.

  8. So cute & no sewing machine? Wow - nice job! Coming by to say hello from Feathered Nest Friday! xoxo, tracie

  9. made my first one this evening, it came out great, what fun!

  10. Lazy works for me! They look beautiful.