Three Down, One To Go

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!

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  1. Ikea are so frustrating with their fabric stocks! Glad you found something that worked anyway – and tell me you didn’t leave there without anything, go on, I actually need to meet someone that’s been able to walk out of Ikea empty handed… :oD

  2. Hi there, what beautiful pillows. You did a fabulous job. The colours go well together. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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