Joann Carroll Pillow November 09th, 2018 - 06:25:24
REcover decorative pillows. the first thing you got to do is get some new fabric. The color doesn't matter too much and I'm very indecisive, so I just got this a neutral shade. You'll also need an iron scissors, heat and bond, or another fabric, freezer and pins, just a quick tip when you're looking for fabrics, you want to find fabrics that have texture to them, whether it's a physical texture or a visual texture like the chevron, I'm going to Show you how to recover this pillow here with the chevron fabric, since it's a little more tricky than if you were to cover a pillow with a solid color fabric. So for the first couple of steps, you'll need your scissors and pins if you're lucky your pillow! Will have a cover that would just slip right off you'll see later that this makes measuring out your new fabric really easy. When fabric is measured out and cut at a store, it doesn't necessarily mean that the fabric was originally put onto the boat folded perfectly. So this was the case of the fabric here, so I'm just lining up the pattern on the front with the one on the back and I'm using the points on the bottom as a guide to make sure the fabric is cut perfectly horizontal and not tilted.
Next, you'll just want to cut this extra little bit of fabric off, and this will leave you with a straight edge and a pattern that is perfectly straight now, just flip the fabric right side out in the line of the edges. Here's where you'll be thankful for the removable cover you just have to line the cover up with the bottom inside edges, then cut two to three inches away from the edges, both on the side and above the cover. If your pillow doesn't have a removable cover, then don't worry, all you have to do is lay the pillow down between the folded piece of fabric, then measure outward next we'll need to grab your pins, ideally straight pins.
I think they're called straight pins would be a lot more quick, but I already have these safety pins and they work just as well. Take your first pin and pin both sides of the fabric at the very bottom on the square and closely to the edge pin about every five inches or so like this. Once you pin the length of both sides is time to sew start from the bottom and pull the needle upwards. Now you'll just feel the needle up and down a couple of times, and it looks something like this then just pull the needle through and give it a little tug. You want to make sure that you're binding the two fabrics. Where you leave the pillowcase inside-out and pinch, the corners of it then grab the corners of the pillow and then just pull the cover over. It's so much easier on each side of the pillow you're going to fold the fabric over, so that edges won't be unfinished and super ugly. Again, it's super helpful to use the print on the fabric as a guide for this next step. You'll need two pins, then you'll take the pin and pin together both folded sides to keep it in place.