Pillows. Who doesn’t love them? They are pretty much the universal go-to decorating accessory. Even if, secretly, you think they are a pain, chances are you still have several on your sofa! One of the prettiest sites ever is a sofa with 4 or 5 perfectly placed pillows resting comfortably. Switching out your pillow covers is a great way to change the look of a room…but it can be pricey. Pillow covers are not cheap…but if you make your own, the sky is the limit. I started selling Tie Closure Pillow Covers in my online shop and they have been very popular. I’m sharing how I make them so if you have even a lick of sewing skills, you can make your own. My tutorial is for a 20 x 20 pillow cover but I am including the measurements for an 18 x 18 at the end of the post. I have been using twill tape (affiliate link) for my ties, but ribbon works very well too.
Basically what you are making is a bag with ties. This is the exact method I use to make my tote bags. Depending on the look you want, you can use two different fabrics: one for the pillow cover body and one for the facing. Coordinate your ties with the facing. The distance between the ties is really a matter of taste. Put them where ever you think they look best. I have also made pillow covers with just one tie in the center.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. I am working on Mother’s Day listings for my shop…it’s been very slow-going but I’m almost there. See you soon!
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