I found this great pillow form for only $5.99 at my local fabric store, and this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby, for 30% off!
I've wanted a pillow for my little black, decorative bench that sits, almost in the entryway, so I knew this would be a great spot for it.
I'm not gonna lie. My Mom pretty much sewed the pillow part for me. It only took her about 10 minutes!
It would have taken me at LEAST an hour! lol.
This is what it looked like after she was done.
I had the coordinating fabric, and planned on making an envelope type cover, that pointed down in a "V" shape, but then decided that a slip on sash would look awesome. AND I could change out the sash if I wanted a different look! Love that!
I'm sure that a lot of you already know all these basics... but for those of you (like me) who need a ... ugheemm... little reminding... here ya go.
I started off by measuring the pillow, to see how long I needed to make the sash.
About 25 inches x 7 inches
Then I ironed the edges of the sash down like this.
And sewed the edges to make the little hem part.
This is the back
Then I brought the two together, so the fabric was inside out, ironed another little edge piece and sewed it shut.
So when I turned it right-side out... this is what you get.
Ironed that seam down smooth.
Use the edge of your ironing board like this, instead of laying it flat, because it will crease on the sides... (uh...no... I didn't do that first.............lol).
Then slip it on the pillow, like so
I love it!
But not done yet.
I found this cute downloadable pattern for these flowers HERE.
Traced these on some cream felt and cut them out.
Then I followed the directions on the blog, where I got the template...
Folded each petal of the flower...
and did a few stitches
So it turned out like this.
Here's what the back looks like
And here's a bunch of different sizes completed.
Then I took this fabric brad
And this hole punching tool, and poked a little hole in each flowers' middle, and fed the brad through.
Layered the petals... and got this beauty!
This is the back. I flattened the brad down, like so, to keep the flower petals secure.
Figured out where I wanted the flower to go, on the sash...
Took a plain ol' needle and thread, and sewed the flower on... with just a few stitches.
My fun, easy, sash-slipped pillow!
Try making your own!!!