{DIY} Christmas pillow covers

{DIY} Christmas pillow covers

It’s so much fun to begin the holiday season with the tiniest change in the house. What’s better than sewing some cute pillow covers for your sofa or armchair? With the wonderful fabrics generously provided by  Mondial Tissus it’s one of the easiest things in the sewing world.

Pillow cover, DIY by La Casa Cactus

 

Fabrics and notions

Here’s the list of material:

  1. Pillows (I used mine, but you can find some here)
  2. Fabrics: golden lurex canvas, cretonne with golden stars and lightweight fake fur
  3. Scissors/Rotary cutter, thread, etc
  4. Optional: piping, fusible interfacing (if your fabric is too lightweight)

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

 

Before sewing: the ‘pattern’

You can use this tutorial on any square pillow. You can also sew covers for all types of pillow. Just remember you will need folds to cover the back.

I don’t like floppy ears on my pillow covers so I always cut my pieces at the exact same size as the pillow.

I’ll show you how to sew a solid pillow cover and one piped pillow cover, with various fabrics.

Take a square pillow, whose side is named C.

  • Solid pillow cover

I’ll cut a rectangle, the dimensions of which are:

 

Longueur= C*2+15cm

Largeur= C

And because a picture is worth a thousand words:

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

  • Piped pillow cover

You will cut one square piece (side being C, fabric 1) and 2 rectangles (width=C and length= (C+15)/2 (in fabric 2).

 

 

Let’s sew our solid pillow cover

Serge/overcast your fabric piece and hem the widths by turning 1cm on the wrong side twice. If your fabric is too thick you can serge the edge then turn 2cm on the wrong side.

Place a marking m at mid-length then place a marking a at C/2 to the left and a marking b at C/2 to the right, as shown below:

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

RST, fold the right width along the b marking and repeat for the other width. They should overlap.

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

Stitch at 1cm. Clip your corners and press the seams open.

Turn to the right side and insert the pillow.

 

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

Easy-peasy!

 

Piped pillow cover

Serge/overcast your fabric piece and hem the widths by turning 1cm ont he wrong side twice. If your fabric is too thick you can serge the edge then turn 2cm on the wrong side.

Optional: sew piping (tutorials are available on the web, but you can find one here).

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

RST, place your rectangles over the square. Rectangles should overlap.

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

Stitch at 1cm. Clip your corners and press the seams open.

Turn to the right side and insert the pillow.

I hope you enjoyed this so simple way of adding a bit of Christmas into your home!

You can also change your decoration easily with only a bit of fabric.

 

{DIY} Housse de coussin, La Casa Cactus

 

And because it’s almost December: on Nov.22 and Nov. 29, you can benefit from 20% off your purchase on the Mondial Tissus website at checkout (minimum purchase 40 euros).

 



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