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!

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