Saturday, December 27, 2014

Serape Pillow Tutorial + Giveaway!


Hey there! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend! Jesse and I poked around on a few projects this weekend, but we've mostly been enjoying quality time with B and hashing ideas for 2015. Last night, I did manage to make a pillow cover from an old serape blanket I bought a while back. As it turns out, there was enough fabric to make TWO pillow covers. So, guess what?! I'm giving the second cover away! Scroll past the tutorial for the giveaway form :)

If you're feeling crafty, I put together a brief tutorial on how to make an envelope style pillow cover. Or, if sewing isn't your thing but you dig this look, scroll to the bottom and enter to win the second cover I made!
Materials:
- Serape blanket
- 20 x 20 down pillow
- Fusible interfacing
- Scissors
- Sewing pins
- Thread
- Iron
- Sewing machine

1. Measure and cut one 20" x 20" piece of fusible interfacing and two 15" x 20" pieces.
2. Position the blanket on a table or ironing board, making sure it's straight, and use a hot iron to fuse the interfacing to it (follow the package directions)
3. Cut out the fabric pieces that now have interfacing fused to them.
4. Hem one long edge of each 15" x 20" piece.
5. Pin all three pieces, right sides together. The two 15" x 20" pieces will overlap, making an envelope style opening in the back.
6. Sew all four sides, remove pins and turn it right side out.
7. Stuff with a down pillow, fluff and karate chop it!

Note: If you haven't made an "envelope" style pillow before, this post might help. It's the same concept, only with this project you start by fusing interfacing to the serape pieces to keep them from unraveling.

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