We hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Crafting Chicks are excited to be back with some crafty goodness for 2011!
I don’t know about you, but after I take all the holiday decor down, I want something new and fresh for my house. Today I want to share with you an easy way to make decorative pillow slipcovers using fun, sassy cloth napkins! I have been on a black and white kick as of late and made these adorable damask pillow covers for my living room. And the great thing is, if I get sick of them in a few months, it will be super easy to change them out! Pillows are the easiest way to add a change or a pop of color to any room.
First, you will need to find cloth napkins that you love. Some great places to find these are Pier 1 and Target. You will need 3 napkins to make one pillow slipcover. These cloth napkins are the perfect fit for any 18 inch pillow insert. I like having slipcovers on pillows because with 4 little kiddos, they are bound to need a washing! Next, you will want to leave one napkin full size and then cut the other two about 2/3 from the top. (you will use the larger piece-2/3 of the napkin). Then, lay your fabric, right sides facing each other. With the two pieces that are 2/3, you will want to place the cut edge on the outside of the pillow. Since the other side already has a seam, use that for the inside pocket seam (that way you won’t even have to sew a seam:) Pin the fabric together. (You can see how I pinned the seamless edges around the pillow edge since I will be sewing them together anyway) Sew around the edge of your pillow. You can sew around the whole edge since you will not need an opening to turn it. We already created a pocket by using the 2/3 pieces. Now for the fun part:
Turn your pillow right side out. You have created a slipcover! I like to iron my slipcover and also poke the corners out well.
xoxo crafting chick Jamie