When Ms. JB (my daughter) and I were strolling through World Market one day, we came across a selection of some really cute napkins.
If you've seen the tour of Ms. JB's house, you know she loves color! The color citrine has made it onto her radar lately so she immediately zeroed in on the Ikat napkins in the upper left hand corner of the above picture from World Market's website.
These napkins have really cute jute trim around the edge. As soon as I saw them I knew they would look great made into pillows and would be sew easy. Sorry for the pun, but I just couldn't help myself! ;o)
The thing that made these pillows easy to make is that because of the finished edges with trim, they didn't have to be sewn together wrong-side-out, then have the corners clipped, turned right-side-out and hand sew the pillow cover closed after the form is inserted.
Using matching thread, I simply stitched around the edge of the jute trim closest to the middle of the pillow (hope that makes sense). After inserting a pillow form in the opening that I left, I just stitched it closed with my machine. Yay - no hand sewing!
This method left a flat edge all the way around the pillow that can open up just a little where the two napkins are joined. Kind of a dress maker detail that I really like!
If you can sew a straight line, then you can sew these pillows.
And if you can't sew or don't own a machine, there are lots of fusible adhesives and special glues available that would give you a permanent bond.
These pillows tie in nicely with the other splashes of greeny/yellow that Ms. JB has scattered throughout.
This lamp and pillow...
...the pitcher on the kitchen table...
...and a citrene chevron rug that was recently added to the hallway.
Thanks for taking a peek at these easy pillows!
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