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« on: January 10, 2010 06:56:24 PM »

Hi All!

I just bought an adorable Japanese retro fat quarter collection from Etsy that I used to make a pillow cover!

I didn't have a pillow form or any Polyfill (which I hate anyway), so I just bought a $6 pillow from Meijer and covered it.  I think the cover is an envelope cover???  The back is layered and you just slide the pillow into it.  Anyway, more pictures, the patterned front is cotton, and the border is actually white denim (soooo easy to use!):

In it's home in the Man chair (seriously, we found this chair on a street corner):

Close up on print (sorry the lighting is so terrible, it's already dark here..  stupid winter):

I didn't want the pillow cover to look like a pillow cover (all big and awkward), so I purposely made the cover a little small.  I tried to make some bias tape for the first time on the back, but unfortunately I didn't hem the edge before I sewed on the bias tape, and this happened:

I zigzag stitched the crap out of it (not the most professional, but it's just for me), so it's looking ok now:

I barely know what I'm doing, but if anybody wants a pattern, I can try to work it out Smiley  Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010 09:06:26 AM »

that came out really well. I adore the retro colors and the whole look. In my opinion it greatly improves the chair!

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010 10:41:12 PM »

Lovely pillow cover.  I love those fabrics they are fantastic and really adds to a room. Yea, I failed miserably at adding bias tape. Now is scares me as much as a simple zipper.  Your pillow cover turned out great. Again, love those fabric patterns.
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010 10:39:43 AM »

I thin this looks really great, the fabric is fab and matches well with the fabric of the chair, bit of a 70's vibe, which I love. Well done.

« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010 11:44:53 AM »

Great fabric. I love making pillows covers. I think its the best way to make a change in a room. And a managable project too. Love the mushrooms!
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