January 27

Girl’s Top = Pillow

Posted by lori . No Comments

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Inspiration:

I once saw a decorative pillow made from a button down shirt.

Supplies:

Girl’s Top

Scissors (I used a rotary cutter and board)

Thread

Pins

Sewing Machine

Pillow Form (not shown in picture below)

Note:  This top will make a 12″ x 12″ pillow.

1.  Cut the sleeves off the top and separate the front from the back.

2.  Cut the front piece 1″ larger than your pillow form.  I used a 12″ x 12″ pillow form, so I cut my piece 13″ x 13″.

3.  Cut 2 pieces 13″ x 8″ (remember, these are proportioned for a 12″ x 12″ pillow form).  I used the sleeves.  These two pieces will form the envelope back of the pillow.  With each piece, fold one of the 13″ sides under 1/4″, then turn under 1/4″ again for a neat hem.  Neatly top stitch hem into place.

4.  Pin pieces, right sides together.  Stitch around the pillow cover using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″.

5.  Turn right side out and insert your pillow form.  You now have a great new accent pillow.

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