Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow Tutorial

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I have never been, nor do I claim to be a seamstress.  To sit down and try to type a sewing tutorial is slightly humorous for me.  However, if I can encourage you to try a project like this ~ take heart!  If I can do it, anyone can!:)

My inspiration for this project, was again, good ol’ Pottery Barn.  Those people there come up with many, many things I love!

pottery barn pillow {Image from Pottery Barn}

 

I bought 2 meters of fabric.  One was a floral print, and the other a soft, cream-colored one.

It’s recommended that you wash and dry your fabric first (for shrinkage reasons).  However, this time I wanted the crispness of the new fabric, so I didn’t.  I’ll just have to launder it carefully (hang it to dry).

I already had the pillow forms that I wanted to use.  For this one, my form was 17 inches square.  I cut a piece of fabric 19” wide and 41 1/2 “ long  and hemmed the top and bottom edges {the shortest length edges} with a 1/2 seam.DSC_2108

3.5 inches

I then folded one hemmed edge at (almost) 3 1/2 inches, and ironed.

6.5 inches

Then I folded it down from the top, 6 1/2 inches….

fold bottom up

and folded the bottom up 14 inches.

Pin each edge and sew a 1 inch seam on each side.

all sewed up

Then, turn right side out, and Voila!, you have a nice pocket for your pillow…

right side out

…and the extra “flap” becomes the decorative piece that you {faux} button down!

button up flap

finished pillow

(**After I completed all these photos, I discovered I had some more pillow forms that were slightly larger – about 18 inches square.  I ended up putting them in these covers.  I like pillow covers to fit tightly.  I think they look more “professional” that way…)

To finish off the button flap, I hand stitched the flap closed {at the center point only}.  Then I hand stitched on  a vintage button from  Mamma’s Button Collection.

I wrapped around a piece of jute and knotted it on the bottom to simulate the look that the cushion was “tied closed”.

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completed pillows

There they are…all finished.

pottery barn pillow        cropped pillow

Pottery Barn’s price? ~  $32.82 each.  “Make it Yourself” price?~  $12.00 for 4 pillow covers (and leftover for more)…

Linking to:  I heart Naptime, DIY Showoff, Funky Junk, Home Stories from A to Z

This project was featured on Knock-Off Decor.

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