In the past I did a tutorial on making a basic square envelope cover. I knew when I picked up this round pillow form from JoAnns I wanted to create a tutorial with the same concept but in a round form.
The idea is basically the same for both pillows.
One reason I prefer to use the envelope method for pillow covers is how quickly they can be made and how easy they are to wash etc.
With lots of kids and plenty of opportunities for spills, mud and more. A pillow cover you can whip off, even the 2 year old can take it off, it just makes life a little easier!
It’s the simple things right?
WHAT I USED
- I used less than 1 yard of fabric for this project. I got this fabric from Hobby Lobby but I don’t think they carry it anymore. I pulled it from my stash
- Black Thread (for contrast in the tutorial. normally I would have used white)
- Sewing Machine
I used regular printer paper (4 pieces) taped together to draw out my pattern. You could use whatever you have on hand.
Now one mistake I made the first time doing this was neglecting to add seam allowance. DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE! Learn from mine and be sure to add a 1 inch seam allowance. You’ll be glad you didn’t forget this step.
I traced around the pillow form. This is the step where you would add on that 1 inch seam allowance which I forgot to do the first time.
I made 3 pieces total. A front panel, back left panel and back right panel. You have to make sure you leave enough overage on the pack pieces so they will “close” good after you insert the pillow form.
You then cut out all of your fabric pieces.
You will then hem the back panel ends.
Once they are hemmed you will lay all the pieces together for assembly. Right sides together. Make sure if you’re using a patterned fabric like what I have you want your pattern to flow all the way around. So pay attention to that when you’re initially cutting out your pieces. Then just watch the pattern as you lay them together BEFORE you sew.
I went back around the outer rim with a zigzag stitch to help reinforce the seam. Then I turned it rightside out and inserted my pillow.
I am all about easy projects especially sewing ones. I can easily get frustrated with a sewing project but I think with more and more practice this won’t always be the case.
I hope you enjoy making round throw pillows for your own home!
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