Hello The Ribbon Retreat readers! It’s Amber again from Crazy Little Projects happy to be showing off my latest project here!
The truth is that I have always wanted to work with Jumbo Ric Rac and never have, so I thought this would be a fun idea.
It’s very easy to make and could be done for a little boy’s room too.
(I have 4 boys so why did I do pink and flowery? I just couldn’t resist this fabric.)
Here’s What You Need:
1 Pillow Form (whatever size you want-mine is 20″ x 20″)
1 Base fabric (enough to cover your pillow, so for mine I needed about 3/4 yard)
1 Accent fabric (about 1/4 yard)
Jumbo Ric Rac (enough to go the length of your pillow twice – so I would need 40″)
Grab your pillow form:
Check the measurements on it.
When you cut your fabric you are going to want one piece that is just about the same size as your pillow. I cut mine about 21″ square for my 20″ pillow and it was slightly too big, so don’t go much bigger than your pillow measures.
For the second piece for fabric (the envelope back part) you want to cut the width just the same size as your other piece (so for me that was 21″) and then go about 5 inches larger than your pillow size for the height. So my piece was about 21″ x 26.”
Now, take your accent fabric, figure out where you want it and how wide and cut it to fit the front part of your pillow:
Stitch it in place (don’t worry about the raw edge, it will be covered by the Ric Rac.)
Pin your Ric Rac in place and sew it on right over the raw edge of your accent fabric.
Your front is ready now.
For the back, cut your piece in half to reduce the height by half. (So now for me I have a 21″ by 13″ piece). Fold under the edge and press, fold it under again, press again and then sew it so that you get a nice hem:
Do that for both pieces.
Now, simply lay your front piece and your two back pieces together with right sides touching. Overlap the two back pieces in the middle and match up all the edges.
Sew around the outside of the whole thing, turn it right side out and put your pillow form inside and you’re done!
Thank you so much Amber!
My living room is in need of a little Summer and throw pillows are the easiest way to “redecorate”!
Amber has such a fun blog over at Crazy Little Projects so be sure to visit and see everything she has to offer.
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