The beautiful Michael Miller blue and white fabrics arrived from Hawthorne Threads and are just as lovely in person as they were online. I am excited about pulling out my sewing machine and freshening up my couches with new pillows. The first pillow I will make is a very easy envelope pillow and thought I would show you how very easy it is by posting a simple tutorial. If you have a sewing machine, can sew a straight line and use a rotary cutter than this basic pillow will be on your couch in less than an hour.
1/2 yard fabric
thread to match
16″ x 12″ pillow form
Cut the following rectangles using a rotary cutter:
A – one 16-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangle. Mark this piece as A using a water soluble marker or chalk.
B – two 11-1/4″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles. Mark these pieces as B and C.
1. Piece B – fold under one 11-1/4″ edge 3/4″ and press. Fold it under again 3/4″, press and then edge stitch 1/8″ in along the fold and press.
2. Piece C – fold under one 11-1/4″ edge 3/4″ and press. Fold it under again 3/4″, press and then edge stitch 1/8″ in along the fold and press.
1. Place B on top of A with right sides together and fold facing towards enter back. Place C on top of B with fold facing towards center back and overlapping B. Pin around outer edges.
2. Stitch 1/2″ seam around all four edges pivoting at the corners. Press and clip corners.
3. Turn pillowcase right side out and insert a 16″ x 12″ pillow form through the opening.
That is all there is to it and here is my Birds on a Vine in Azure envelope pillow!