When I went to pick up more of this print from Ikea to make another throw pillow or two, I was so disappointed to see that they didn’t have any in. I didn’t want to make a separate trip later to look again, and decided to see what I had hiding in my stash.
I was soon reminded that I had bought some of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern Home Dec Fabric in orange when it was on clearance more than a couple of years ago. Lucky for me, I had just the perfect amount (literally within 1/4 inch of fabric) to make two more pillow covers for the sad pillows that came with our couch.
Instead of using the envelope method, I decided to use invisible zippers. You can find an excellent tutorial for making pillow covers with invisible zippers here at Sew Katie Did, and she also gives a great tip to use an invisible zipper foot. I can’t say I knew those existed, but I found a generic Coats brand package at JoAnn, which was only a couple of dollars. Unfortunately, none of the attachments worked on my Janome machine, but I would bet that you’ll have better luck :). For the price, it’s at least worth a try!
Orange isn’t my favorite color, but it is nice to have another chunk of fabric gone from my sewing room, and is even nicer that I only have one more pillow to make a cover for!