Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pillow Covers

Just thought I'd show you some pillow covers I made for my oldest son and his wife. Last week when I was in California. My daughter-in-law and I were shopping and found an interesting little fabric shop called "Fabrics on Piedmont". It was a very interesting little shop that carried a little of everything, quilting fabric, dressmaking fabric, even some home decorating fabric. There was also a nice selection of buttons. Among this treasure trove, we found these nice linen prints from Japan. They were needing some pillows for their new downstairs family room, so my daughter-in-law purchased the fabric and I told her I would make them. I had been looking for a house warming gift so this seemed like a perfect solution. I measured their pillows and constructed the covers out of two squares of fabric with zippers in the bottom seam. They couldn't have been easier. I made the orange one while I was there and made sure that they fit right and then brought everything home to finish up. They are made to fit 18 inch square and 24 inch square pillows. I spent yesterday afternoon sewing them and put them in the mail this afternoon. They have a mid-century modern home so these fabrics should be perfect. I'm happy with how they turned out and it was fun to try sewing with linen in such bright, fun colors.


Ivory Spring said...


Those fabrics are so cute!

Polka Dot Daze said...

I love those fabrics! What a lovely mother in law you are :)