I love switching out my decor each season & think that changing out pillow covers is the easiest way to bring a whole new feel into your living room. But with pillow covers being so expensive it can get costly to change them (as I stated in my last pillow case tutorial). When figuring out an easy way to cover my large pillows, I decided to go with an easy sew pocket pillow cover. It takes only one yard of fabric and only requires 3 straight lines of sewing.
I found the wording inspiration for this pillow from Jennifer @ Dear Lillie - The Blog.
Keep in mind: I am no way by any means trying to copy her ideas to sell or re-distribute. I simply just loved the pillow and the verse & wanted to re-create one for my own home & used her beautiful creation for inspiration :)
Kate @ Centsational Girl has a wonderful tutorial on how to sew this easy pocket pillow cover. You can find her tutorial [HERE]
To make the pillow cover, I used one yard of leftover linen fabric from my Halloween banners.
I then measured my pillow from top to bottom. Instead of cutting the fabric (as stated in the tutorial from Centsational Girl) and then sewing, I simply folded the fabric over to the exact measurements of the front of the pillow, leaving the two flaps to overlap in the back. I trimmed the fabric in the back to slightly overlap each other, then hemmed the edge that would show on the outside of the pillowcase. Next, sew down the sides of the pillowcase 1/4 inch in from the edge & turn the pillowcase inside out & then you are done!
After the pillowcase was sewn together, I typed up the wording in my design program, printed it out then placed it inside the pillowcase once it was turned right side out. Because I used linen fabric, you could see the wording right through the fabric. I traced over the wording with a fabric pen, then using regular craft paint, I painted in the words.
There you have it! A simple way to spruce up your pillows!