I received the most beautiful bundle of fabric last week from Clothworks and with all of the fat quarters that were in it, I was able to make 2 pillows.
Don't you love those colors?!
Here is the fabulous bundle I received:
This collection is Sophie by Skipping Stones Studio.
I love the way all the fabrics coordinate so beautifully and wanted to make something that incorporated all of them together.
That's when my daughter-in-law, Jennifer, suggested (hinted) that since the colors match her living room perfectly, I could make pillows with a "W" on them.
Jennifer is married to our son, Josh, and they have Jalynn, Jordyn, and Jace.
Perfect, 2 pillows using all the fabric with a "J" on one and a "W" on the other!
I had 2 pillow forms that were 12" x 16" so all the dimensions in this tutorial fit that size of pillow.
For the front I cut six 5" squares of 2 different fabrics and sewed them together. Be sure to iron your seams open afterwards.
You could leave the front in just the patchwork, but we wanted them monogrammed, so I cut out and appliqued my letters on each front.
I did a tutorial on how I applique Here.
For the back of the pillow, cut 2 pieces of fabric 17" x 10 1/2" and hem one long side on each piece.
With right sides together, sew one of the back pieces to the front on the 3 outside edges.
Then sew your other back piece over the first piece and to the front and sew those 3 outside edges.
You can now turn everything right side out through the overlapped pieces in the back.
And that's where you'll insert your pillow form.
End result: 2 perfectly coordinated pillows!
This is my favorite way to make pillow covers because they can be taken off and washed when needed.
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