So recently we've been doing a bit of remodeling in my home, consisting of updating existing rooms and adding on a new living/dining room, and finally the time has come to start  decorating! I've always struggled with finding a design balance, because I find myself wanting to incorporate seasonal aspects into my home decor, which can be timely and kind of expensive. One way I've been able to switch up my style whenever I take a fancy and keep my storage  and budget in check is by making my own pillow covers! 

Pillow covers are an easy way to change up the little accents in your home, and by making them yourself you have the freedom to choose exactly what type and style of fabric you want which gives your room a personal touch!

I had some pillows that came with my sofa, that were definitely not going to work with the design of the room, but had a great shape and form, so I decided to  make some quick and easy pillow covers with a fabric design that I love! 


 

 Start by cutting one piece of fabric to your desired size. (My measurements are 22x22) 

Start by cutting one piece of fabric to your desired size. (My measurements are 22x22) 

 Then cut two pieces (these will be your "envelopes") to the desired size. My measurements for these two were 22x14. To find your envelope size, take your first measurement add 6 then divide by 2! Ex: 22+6=28. 28 divided by 2= 14  making measurement 22x14 .  

Then cut two pieces (these will be your "envelopes") to the desired size. My measurements for these two were 22x14. To find your envelope size, take your first measurement add 6 then divide by 2! Ex: 22+6=28. 28 divided by 2= 14  making measurement 22x14 .  

 Take your two envelope pieces and fold down one edge about and inch, then sew a straight stitch all the way down. Repeat for second piece.  

Take your two envelope pieces and fold down one edge about and inch, then sew a straight stitch all the way down. Repeat for second piece.  

 Lay your large piece on table front side up then place your envelope pieces on top of large piece back side up with sewn stitch in middle. 

Lay your large piece on table front side up then place your envelope pieces on top of large piece back side up with sewn stitch in middle. 

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 Your envelope pieces will overlap each other a bit and that is ok! Then take straight pins and pin around the edges of entire piece to ensure it stays in place while sewing. 

Your envelope pieces will overlap each other a bit and that is ok! Then take straight pins and pin around the edges of entire piece to ensure it stays in place while sewing. 

 Begin sewing a one inch seam down all sides of fabric, removing the straight pins as you go!  Once you've seen all edges you can snip a little of the corners off and fold your cover inside out .... Or in this case... Right side in...!?

Begin sewing a one inch seam down all sides of fabric, removing the straight pins as you go!  Once you've seen all edges you can snip a little of the corners off and fold your cover inside out .... Or in this case... Right side in...!?

 Here is my original pillow that I will be placing into the cover! 

Here is my original pillow that I will be placing into the cover! 

 And voila!  Here is the finished piece!  (Front)

And voila!  Here is the finished piece!  (Front)

 (Back) envelope covers are easy to make and easy to wash! 

(Back) envelope covers are easy to make and easy to wash! 

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 Now my pillows compliment each other and the room nicely!  

Now my pillows compliment each other and the room nicely!  

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you found it helpful!!

love always, 

Allison

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