I was tired of looking at the same ‘ol greenish brown color. All it took was a 40% off upholstery fabric sale at Joann’s fabric, and I had a plan.
The red goes perfectly with my red curtains. Ahhhh…..
My pillows are 21 x 21 inches so the instructions are given accordingly.
**Seam allowance is 1/2 inch.
Make a front piece that is 22 x 22 inches, to include the 1/2 inch seam allowance on all sides.
**Decide how many stripes you’d like, if any, divide by 21 inches and then add a 1/2 inch seam allowance to all sides. Make sure the width is 22 inches long.
Then cut 2 back pieces that are 22 inches by 14 inches. Fold down one side (one of the 22 inch sides) a 1/2 inch and then 3/4 of an inch, and then sew into place. Do this to both pieces.
Then pin one of the back pieces to the front piece, with right sides together, making sure that the seam that you just sewed is in the middle of the pillow. Sew into place. Line up the other back piece the same way, overlapping the first piece a bit. Sew into place.
Then zig-zag stitch around the entire pillow and clip your corners.
Turn right side out, poke out your corners, and wiggle your pillow on in.
A view from the back. Your back pieces should overlap so that you can’t see the pillow underneath and so that it doesn’t come out.
Splash of color. So lovely.