Hi Friends!! I hope you had a great weekend!
It was my birthday so I spent the weekend playing with my family and eating lots of cake and ice cream!!
I also saw Batman!! Loved it!!
And of course – I keep plugging along on my kids rooms! I know I haven’t shared anything with the boys room – but trust me – it is coming along!! This past week I was sewing and was thinking about that bag of scraps that I told you about when I posted the Botany Bedspread – and thought it would be fun to whip up a pillow for Tenley’s bed – and so I did! A lot of the scraps belong to a jelly roll – so I whipped up this striped little beauty!
First – I dumped out all my scraps on the table!!
Then I started picking out some of my favorite patterns and colors that I thought looked nice together and laying them out.
The pillow form I have is a 14x14 – so I knew I needed to sew a few together to get about 14-15 inches. I sewed them with a 1/2” seam and kept measuring when I thought I was about to 14” to make sure I didn’t go over too much. It ended up working out perfectly and I ended up with almost a 15” piece – I like my pillows to be full and fluffy so I knew that I wanted it to be a little bit less than 14x14 so the pillow would be shoved in and full.
When I had my width – I cut off the ends to make them even. Each piece of the jelly roll was a little bit bigger or smaller so I just trimmed up the end. One end was perfectly straight since that was the end I sewed from.
When both ends were straight, I hemmed them up and made a nice seam. Since this will be a slipcover, I like my seams to be a 1/2”.
With right sides touching, I folded over each end until I had 14 inches – then I stitched the top and bottom together using a 1/2”. Make sure your stripes are lined up as best as you can!
Then simply snip the corners …
… shove your pillow form in and your done!!
I love this line with the all the fun patterns, colors and flowers and think it turned out just lovely!
So before you go throwing all your scraps away --- remember you just might need them for a fun little project!
Have a happy Monday and great week!