Thursday, December 8, 2011

Envelope Back Throw Pillows

The idea was easy enough to complete.  The 2 throw pillows on one of our sofas downstairs needed to be replaced.  Sure, a quick trip to a local store (with a coupon) would have completed the project.  However, I do have a stash of fabric and also a Janome sewing machine that has allowed me to "whip up" some mighty fine items.  :)  After purchasing my Janome a few years ago, I checked out their website and found directions for Throw Pillow with Envelope Back.  I had bookmarked the directions for another day.

That day had come!  The directions were easy to follow.  Newspaper, pencil, yardstick and scissors in hand, I made my pattern.  The fabric was in my scrap stash, mostly leftover from our bathroom curtains.

The colors - tan + navy blue would work well with our sofa.  The only issue was the needed amount and my scrap fabric was not continuous.  Patchwork designs are so pretty, so that settled it.  The envelope pillows were made and the old pillows stuffed inside.

Now, I'm ready to tackle the project of making the pillow shams to match our new quilt.  The fabric, grosgrain ribbon and thread have already been purchased.  That was a great practice run!  Maybe, after the holidays!

These Throw Pillows make a quick and easy gift just in time for the holidays!



Anonymous said...

Very nice! I also just love the fabric on your sofa. Everything looks lovely. I hope you are having a good week. Thank you for the sourcream cookie recipe you posted previously. Your cookies look yummy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this beautiful design! I got smart and made pillow covers this last time, too so that I could use the throw pillows I already have! Thanks for the link for the instructions! I should look at that! ♥

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your pillows - great design and they would make a great gift.

JG said...

Charli and me- Thank you! Our sofa is "well used", so our pillows need to be comfortable.

Lavender Dreamer- My scrap stash made it necessary to piece the front and I do like quilting. :) Isn't it great covering comfy pillows?

A Spoonful of Sugar- My son has already put in a specific order for his apartment. Probably before my pillow shams. :)


Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Your sofa pillows are perfect, JG. So much prettier than anything you could purchase ready made. I'm looking forward to seeing your new bed pillows too. Merry Christmas.

JG said...

Cathy- Thanks! Used my % off Michael's coupon this weekend and purchased my pillow forms. List got longer! :)