FO Friday: Pillow Covers – life+running

FO Friday: Pillow Covers


I’ve been getting crafty with our home decor lately. We both had gotten pretty sick of our old pillow covers that I made back in 2011. I decided it was time for a new look.

Pillow covers //

Frankly, since we’re living on one salary right now, we’re on a tight budget and haven’t bought much furniture or decor. But we had bought this gorgeous sideboard back in March. We sadly missed out on the matching liquor cabinet before it sold out.

Rosanna Ceravalo // Enzo Sideboard

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Mark and I love the look of the geometric sculpted wood on our sideboard. I realized it would be easy to echo this pattern in a few other places with a couple of pillow covers based on that geometric pattern.

We are both loving blue and teal right now, so I chose fabrics in those colors from my stash.

Here’s a couple of pictures of one of the finished pillow covers.


I always make envelope pillow covers because they’re easy to change out and clean, and I’m too lazy to put in a zipper. Here’s a great tutorial for envelope pillow covers that I’ve followed. I made these a little smaller than the pillow form so that they would be a little more firm and overstuffed.

You probably recognize this fabric from our wedding table runners … 🙂

Pillow covers //

I’m really proud of the straight stitching on this. I used my walking foot and turned the speed down low to quilt these.

Pillow covers //

I’m working on making some more pillow covers, and will post the results soon. I love sewing home projects because you get to enjoy the results every day.


Have you made any home decor? What did you make?


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