Recently, a friend asked me for decorating advice in her master bedroom. The room is a very nice space already, but needed window treatments. As we were fabric shopping, we found this chocolate and creme fabric that we agreed would be the perfect touch on a pillow for the bed. Not in the original plan, but that didn't stop us. I will share pictures of the room as projects are completed, but for now I want to share with you how I made the boudoir pillow for the bed.
- Enough fabric to cover front and back of pillow form plus 6"
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
- measuring tape
- straight pins
2. To make the back of the pillow, fold in the edge along one of the edges width wise and stitch with a 1/2" seam. Repeat this step with the other back piece. Iron.
3. Lay front piece of fabric right side up. Lay one of the back pieces on top of the front piece face down matching corners. Pin corners. Lay second back piece face down a align with the other two corners of the front piece. Pin corners. The top and bottom back panel pieces should overlap by about 4". Pin all the way around.
4. Machine stitch 1/2" all the way around the cover. Iron. Turn inside out so that face of fabric is showing. Iron edges for a nice finish.
5. Determine button placement. 3 buttons were used in this case. Mark fabric for button holes and follow instructions for button hole making according to your machine. Sew buttons on.
I can't wait to start on the window treatments...