In last week's craft post, I shared "How to make a Pillow Case and Duvet Cover" and I showed these big white chenille pillows behind the silver pillow. Well I made these pillow covers too, and this time, I didn't buy a thing, because I made them out of an old bedspread and pillows I already had.
This is the old bedspread. It is a vintage chenille bedspread that had a few holes and stains on it. The chenille was also worn off in spots, so it wasn't much use as a bedspread anymore. I hung onto it thinking someday I would cut it up and make something out of it. I was thinking I'd make chenille stuffed animals with the material, but when I saw some really cute chenille pillows at T.J. Maxx for $20.00 a piece, I knew I could make my own for $0.00 using this bedspread.
The bedspread had a fringe which I completely cut off before beginning my project.
Once the fringe was off, I laid the entire bedspread down on the floor in my craft room and looked for a spot that didn't have any holes or stains. When I found a good spot, I laid an old pillow sham I already owned down on top of the bedspread to use as a template. I made sure I had it centered over a design. I then just cut around the pillow sham.
Then I laid my cut out piece onto my craft table and squared it off more neatly using a rotary cutter and ruler.
Next, I pinned the fringe that I cut off the blanket onto the top of the pillow sham piece.
Then I basted it on, using a long machine stitch, and it looked like this.
Now my pillow was finally done, and I could insert my pillow forms. I did not give any measurements, because you will need to adjust the measurements depending on the size of your pillow. My pillows were King Size.
Here is what the back of the pillow looks like when done. The pillow form can easily be removed to wash the sham.
And here is the finished Pillow Sham. Notice how the design is perfectly centered on the pillow?
Have a Great Day! Amy