Friday, June 17, 2011
Back it up
of my pillow. the pix i have are not to scale;
the measures on them are right, and that's all
that matters ;)
The original recipe is here. You can do
everything the same, only don't cut 2
17" squares in step 1, only cut 1 for the
front. Also, i didn't have elastic thread
so i pleated my "ruffles" by hand as i
sewed the wrong sides together, that's
why they look all uniform.
FOR THIS BACK YOU WILL NEED:
(1) 19" square for the back
(4) 2" x 14" strips for the bows
cut the 19" square in half yielding
(2) 9.5" x 19" rectangles.
on one end, on the 19" length, fold
down 1" and iron.
bring the raw edge of the end you just
ironed to the "ditch" you created, and iron,
then fold it in again and iron. this will
give you a 1/2" "seam".
this is the hemmed finish edge for the
back. repeat on the other piece.
My allowance was just under 1/4".
Making the pieces for the bows.
Iron one of the 2" strips in 1/2,
wrong sides together.
center fold. Now bring the 1" ends inside
to the "ditch" and iron again.
Sew this down the open side as well.
When you get to the end that will be
the tail of your bow, fold then ends in
like a present and sew to secure them.
you can leave the "top" end with raw
edges; this will be hidden inside the back.
Do this with all 4 strips.
Sew the bow strips to the back pieces.
I measured up 5" from the bottom and
top of the 19" length and attach one
strip at each mark. Do the same on the
other back piece.
I attached mine by just sewing
now just sew the back to the front.
Line one of the back halves, right sides
and raw edges together (so the hemmed
edge with the bow strips are toward the inside)
and sew together. do the same for the
other side. once its all sew together turn inside
out and insert your pillow form and, BAM!
I hope this was helpful. I just breezed thru
it so if you have any questions please let me know.
If your good with button holes, this would look
awesome all buttoned down the back (like miss
mary mack, mack, mack...) yeah, i wen there ;)
Happy Friday everyone!!!!!!!!!
I am off to see my BFFE this weekend.
A little pre-birthday present to me :)