How To: Make a Decorative Pillow Sleeve

October 25, 2019

How To: Make a Decorative Pillow Sleeve

  • Cut a 2” seams allowance all around the Design
  • Cut the Sashing from your Contrast Fabric (50” long x 4” wide)
  • TIP: My fabric was not very wide, so I used 2 x 25” long x 4” wide

 

Line up the sashing with the 1st side of the design and pin or clip in place.

  • With a straight stitch on your sewing machine (Stitch Length of approx. 2.5”) stitch the sashing to the design.
  • TIP: I like to stitch from the embroidered side, following the edge of the embroidered outline.

Cut away the excess Contrast Fabric.

  • Fold the 1st Sashing open and align your sashing corners as shown below
  • Pin or Clip and stitch the 2nd side
  • Repeat the process with all 4 sides of the square design

After the Sashing is stitched to all 4 sides, Iron the design.

  • TIP: Use a “press cloth” between your iron and the embroidery to protect your design.

 Align your ruler with the edge of the embroidery and cut all 4 side to measure the same distance from the embroidery.
  • Measure the wide x length of your Project
  • Add 4” to the length and cut 2 x fabric for the back of your pillow
  • The extra 4” will create an overlap at the back
  • TIP: Our fabric for the back measured 13.3” wide x 17.3” long

  • Fold each piece of fabric in half and align the raw edges with the outside of the project.
  • The folded centers will be toward the middle of the Project.
  • Pin or Clip and sew all around
  • Cut the outer-corner to create neat corners when turned outside in
  • Use a letter opener or wooden skewer to push out the corners

Your Decorative Pillow Sleeve is Complete!

CLICK HERE to see our range of Pillow Quilts.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in FanBroidery Blog

HOW TO: Embroider on Balsa Wood
HOW TO: Embroider on Balsa Wood

November 23, 2020 2 Comments

Embroidery on Balsa Wood is Fun and Easy. Balsa wood is available in various thicknesses and from most Arts and Crafts Stores. Stitch out a few Coasters and give a set to your Family and Friends! www.astitchahalf.net

Continue Reading

Cats Unlimited with Fabric Paint
Cats Unlimited with Fabric Paint

November 02, 2020

Cats Unlimited is a Seamless pattern, so you can now stitch out an Unlimited amount of your Fury Friends. We included a few Bonus Designs to use on matching projects. Use Only One Color Thread and Paint the Stitch-out as we did. I used Derwent Inktense Paint. Read more about this Fun Fabric Paint on our Blog. This is the Perfect Lockdown Project for Young and Old!

Continue Reading

Project by Maria with the delightful
Project by Maria with the delightful "Baby Giraffe Reading Pillow Combo"

October 19, 2020

My friend Maria sent us these endearing photos of the delightful "Baby Giraffe Reading Pillow" she made for her granddaughter.

Bravo Maria, she is one lucky little lady!! And you showed us that, even on a tight budget, a person can make a stunning project.....

Continue Reading

English