Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you how to create pillow covers with a snap closure.
I have to admit, I’ve never spent this much time in my home. The stay at home orders all of faced has given us permission to lounge on our couches more.
That causes me to realize that I don’t have enough pillows on them for everyone to be comfortable. So, I decided to make some.
Take a look at my new Pillow Covers:
Aren’t these cute? The colors in this fabric match perfectly with my couch.
Let’s talk about this fabric collection:
Bee’s Life was designed by Tara Reed, a good friend of mine, for Riley Blake Design. This collection comes with 15 pattern prints and 1-panel print in yellow, black, and parchment. Perfect for all kinds of projects.
Here’s how to create these pillow covers:
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Step 1: Cutting fabric
Cut one front panel to 18″ by 18″.
Cut two back panels to 11″ by 18″.
Step 2: Prep for sewing
To hide the raw edge of the back panel, fold over an inch on both panels.
Step 3: Sew the edge.
Sew the folded edge 1/8 inch from the edge.
Repeat for the second panel.
Step 4: Sew the pillow cover together
Once both of the back panel edges are sewn, lay the front panel right sides up.
Place the back panels right sides down on top of the front panel, overlapping the sewn edges.
Pin in place.
Sew all the way around the pillow cover—no need to leave an opening because the back panel has an opening.
Turn the pillow cover inside out.
You can leave the pillow cover like this and just insert the pillow form, but adding snaps or buttons adds to the decoration.
Step 5: Adding Plastic Snaps
Determine how many snaps you want to add to the outside flap on the pillow cover. I added five snaps.
Use the awl to create a hole where you want the snaps to go.
Place the snaps in the hole and use the snap pliers to attach them to the fabric.
Follow the instructions that come with your snap pliers.
Step 6: Insert the pillow form
Insert the pillow form and close the snaps!
You’re done, and it took less than an hour.
Now it’s your turn!
Thank you so much for stopping by!