Decorative throw pillow covers are eye-catching pieces that truly get anyone's attention. They can be great conversation pieces too. Without it, your couch will just look bare and boring. It's an affordable way to change the ambiance of the room by providing the necessary face lift. You should know me well enough by now to realize that I would jump on every opportunity to change the covers of my throw pillows. I've been busy with making throw pillow covers for fall and I found one which is apt for the season so I am sharing it with you now.
How to Make a Decorative Throw Pillow Cover
By now, I have an awesome decorative throw pillow cover collection. I change them up depending if it's Labor Day, Fall or Halloween to add an accent to our living room area. Picking out the throw pillow cases to use involves a lot of decision-making. You have to select the colors that will work well with the room. Sometimes you would even need to change the curtains and other home accessories to match your vision. Try it! It's fun!
What you need:
Ready? Get set…Sew!
1. Cut Felt Leaves
Fold the felt in 1/3, make a half leaf pattern and cut. Sizes and the number of leaves will depend on your design.
NOTE: we can also cut blades of grass, flowers for your pillow.
2. Trace the stalk
Take your fabric fold it on your desired size and trace the stalk for your leaves.
3. Attach the Cut Felt
Arrange the cut felt on the traced stalk and attach it with fabric glue.
TIP: If you do not have a fabric or hot glue, pin the leaves instead.
4. Trace the Leaves Details
Once the leaves are in place, trace the midrib and other veins of the leaf.
5. Backstitch the Leaves Veins
6. Braided Chainstitch for Stalk
We will be using a different stitch for the stalk you drew on the pillowcase cover. We will be using the braided chain stitch. If this is your first time to encounter this, follow this tutorial.
7. Making the Envelope Throw Pillow Cover
Fold the fabric and let both ends meet in the middle. Adjust the other end 1 -inches from the middle to create the envelope effect. Sew the two sides of the fabric with a straight stitch and you are done. Then have one space and share this question. Want to perfect a one piece envelope pillow cover? I really find this tutorial for thehappyhousie helpful.
You're all done!
This decorative throw pillow cover is super easy, right?
Check out this detailed tutorial by HandiWorks. It's one of the best ways to add a pop of color to your house without requiring a lot of time and money.
Get creative with your decorative throw pillow cover by drawing and cutting interesting shapes such as blades of grass, fronds, and flowers. You can even create popular figures like ice cream cones, cupcakes or cartoon characters. Just follow the same basic steps I have outlined in this tutorial.
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