Okay... so you know how you have an idea, but you're not really quite sure how you're going to execute it... well... THIS was one of those kids of projects. lol.
I had this extra material left, from making my shower curtain extension... and wanted to make a pillow, but the form I had was square... and I just had this long piece of pink fabric left...
I had seen a pleated pillow in one of my favorite fabric stores a while back, and then also remembered seeing a really cute one on V and Co. too...
She actually sells her patterns! You can buy this one HERE
So I was off to try my hand at one :)
I cut my long piece of fabric into three sections.
About the size of my pillow form, plus half.
Then free handed a ruffle on either side of the large piece of fabric
It looked like this after I was done.
Kinda billowy and full
Then I kinda pleated/folded the fabric to fit onto another square piece of fabric, the size of my pillow
I sewed up one side of the pleat onto the pillow sized piece... like so.
Here it is with ONE side done... so you can see what I mean.
( I don't know if you can see it, but the pillow sized piece of fabric is pieced together too. You'll never see it, so it doesn't matter)
Then I sewed the other side of the pleated fabric onto the square pillow form, and flipped it right side out!
So it now looked like this!
I knew I wanted to make a "slip in back" (what is that really called? lol) for this pillow...
So I measured out some white fabric a little larger than my pillow form, cut it into two pieces...
And sewed a seam up each exposed side... and then sewed down a bit on the bottom and top, to keep it together... but still left an opening for the pillow to go into.
Then I attached the whole piece to the pleated piece...
And flipped it right side out!
Insert pillow...and you're done!
After that I took a needle and thread and attached the cute singed flowers that I did.
There you go!
So cute right? And a little bit different! I love it!
This wasn't the EASIEST project ever... but it's ME and a sewing machine... so I KNOW that ANYONE can do it :)
It's all straight sewing... it just takes a little bit of thinking and time. :)
PS... once again, if you actually KNOW how to sew well... then please turn your head at this tutorial. :)
I'm just workin' with what I've got. LOL