Sunday, November 6, 2016

shibori pillow + custom pillow form

I keep going back and forth on what to do with my lovely stack of indigo dyed fabric. I'd like to make a quilt, something like this or this would be absolutely wonderful, I think. But, I am totally not in a mood for any quilt making at the moment.

So I decided a pillow cover will suffice for now. This way I don't feel like fabric is just sitting there without me ever touching it while at the same time there's no need to commit to a long term project :).

I didn't want to cut my panels too much so I simply trimmed them to the same size - they were about 18" x 23". I then adhered SF101 interfacing to both panels to make them a bit more sturdy and turned them into a pillow.

I added an invisible zipper for closure. I am a  firm believer in zipper closure for each and every pillow I make for my house and I love that the panels don't have to be chopped up when I add an invisible zipper. 

Now, since I based my pillow cover measurements solely on the size of shibori panels, of course I didn't have a pillow form that would fit. So made my own pillow form. I cut two rectangles of white cotton fabric 1" larger then pillow cover panels on all sides, placed them right sides together, stitched all the way around the perimeter leaving a 5" opening in the bottom seam. I pressed the seams open, clipped the corners, and turned the pillow form right side out. I then stuffed it with polyester fiberfill, stitched the opening closed and my custom pillow form was done. 

I love how simple and super easy it was to make my own pillow form. I must remember to do it more often. Do you ever make your own pillow forms? I hope you give it a try if you haven't already. 

Wishing you all a relaxed rest of Sunday. Svetlana


  1. What a terrific way to show off your beautiful fabrics! They have so much more impact when each design is intact.

  2. that's so pretty! I love to make pillows for my home. so easy to change them out and change the whole look of a room

  3. You can never have enough pillows and I love an invisible zipper! Just noticed your new logo on the sidebar and love it;)

  4. I sometimes buy an inexpensive bed pillow, then cut the end off to make it square (just get a large, sharp pair of scissors and cut all the way around the cover first, then cut the filling), push the filling into the pillow, fold the cut edges of the cover in about half an inch or so, top stitch, fluff, and you are done! Save the extra stuffing for another project. This method works well if one of the pillow's sides is already the size you want. Quick and easy!
    What a beautiful zipper finish! Invisible zippers are a mystery to me, yours is lovely!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...