Back To School Pillow Covers

Reminisce with me for just one minute back about a month ago when we were having a major red, white and blue party and EVERY project was showing our American Pride. Are you envisioning those days of cuteness exploding everywhere and a sea of stars and stripes on almost every project? On one particular day, my cute friend Staci from The Potters Place, shared an EASY PEASY tutorial on jazzing up your decorative pillows with pillow covers perfect for every holiday, season or special event? Sweet huh!!! Staci is back today sharing another super cute, super easy pillow cover that is yelling….the bus is coming, grab your lunch and make sure you do your homework, because it is Back To School time and these pillows are perfect for this bus riding, pencil sharpening and roll calling time of year! Enjoy!!

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It’s that time of year again, when all of the stores are selling crayons, pens, and pencils by the tubs full, notebooks, backpacks and back to school clothes at a discounted price.  It actually makes me really sad because I hate to see summer come to an end. So, having said that, it is also time to change out the pillows on my couch.  I found the cutest material that was so fitting for back to school.

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For my couch I have a 20in X 20in pillow, a 14in X 14in pillow and a 14in X 10in pillow.  I use the same pillows but switch out the covers, that way they are easy to store with each holiday.

The pillow we will cover measures 14in X 14in so my fabric measurements will be 14in X 14in and (2) 14in X 9in. I did these pillow covers the same size so it is a little tighter fit.

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First, hem up one side of the two 9in sides {this will be the back of the pillow where it makes an envelope}.

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Next, with ride sides together sew the envelope side (the 2 9in pieces you just sewed together) and the front piece together.

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Turn it over and ENJOY!

Back To School Pillows Covers - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

One of the reasons that I love these adorable pillow covers is because when it comes to storing time, you just fold this baby up and gently put it in a baggie until next year. It is so much easier to store pillow covers then a whole pillow. Your storage room thanks you, and you will most definitely thank yourself for this space saver project! The second reason I love these covers is because with just a little bit of work, you can have the cutest and most festive pillows for every holiday, season and special event that comes your way! FABulous!!!

Thank you Staci for sharing this great, easy and budget friendly project with us! Make sure to stop by and say hi to Staci at The Potters Place where you will find her crafting away with her kiddos, giving great tips about fitness and sharing ways to enjoy life!

I LOVE decorative pillows. However…confession time, I recently only have about two that I put out during the year. Sad, huh?!? Looks like I better get my craft on and take care of this little problem!!! Are you needing some super cute and festive decorative pillows like me? Check out these awesome tutorials that is sure to fix your problem and mine!!!!

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Like mentioned above, I currently only have two festive pillows. One for Halloween and one for Christmas. How many do you have?

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  1. Posted December 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    That flag pillow is kinda cute.

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      Posted January 5, 2015 at 11:29 am | Permalink

      Hi! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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  • By Back To School Pillows | The Potter's Place on November 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    […] August 11, 2014 thepottersplace 1 Comment I enjoy creating things for the Ribbon Retreat. With back to school coming around the corner it is time to change out the pillows on our couch.I loved how these turned out.  The Ribbon Retreat has the cutest fabric.  I made these pillows a little smaller than usual.  It was a little tighter to stuff the pillow in but I like how fluffy and full they look. For tutorial visit The Ribbon Retreat […]

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