Easy Trimmed Pillows
Happy New Year everyone! During the month of January, we’re all making new goals and resolutions, and one of mine is to finally finish my baby’s nursery. Yes, he’s almost two and a half, but better late than never, right?
Well, today I want to share a super easy project that I did for his room, but you can do for any room in your house — pillows! But these aren’t just any pillows, these are pillows with trim. They’re still just as easy, but they’re so much more fun and I had a blast making them.
For the 15” square pillow:
¾ yard fabric (quilting cotton or upholstery fabric work best)
1 ¾ yard trim
15”x15” pillow form
For the 12”x16” pillow:
½ yard fabric
1 ½ yard trim
12”x16” pillow form
Step 1: Cut your pieces. Cut one piece of fabric, 16”x16”, and then two smaller pieces, 16”x12”.
Step 2. Take one of your smaller 16”x12” pieces and hem one of the long sides by folding the edge over twice, pressing in place with your iron, and then sewing a straight stitch along the fold. Repeat for the second 16”x12” piece.
Step 3. With right side facing up, lay your square 16”x16” piece on the ground. Lay your trim across the top edge and cut a piece of trim about 1” shorter than the width of your pillow. Now lay one of your smaller 16”x12” pieces on top with right side down, as shown. Pin in place, and then sew a straight seam across the top of the pillow, securing the three pieces together. Repeat for the bottom of the pillow, attaching the second smaller back piece to it. Then finally repeat for the sides, making sure you overlap the two back pieces, as shown in the second photo below. Now all four sides should be sewn up with fringe attached.
Step 4. Cut the corners of your square, as shown, and then turn your pillowcase inside out and insert your pillow form and you’re done!