Today is our introduction to the plain and simple envelope style pillow. Since this pillow will be free from embellishment, experiment with interesting prints or bold colors and let the fabric do the work for you!
You can also try using different types of fabric to give your pillow appeal. Doesn’t the blue Dupioni Silk pillow cover look luxurious? Or consider a fabric with a lot of texture like the ones below.
This type of pillow only requires sewing in a straight line and no hand stitching so it’s a good project to start with if you’re new to sewing. It also calls for minimal supplies. The items you’ll need are as follows:
1 yd of fabric or more if the fabric is narrow or you’re planning on making a really large pillow (Try to choose a fabric that’s medium to heavy weight. Things like cotton canvas, upholstery fabric, medium to heavy weight linen and linen/cotton blends, wool blends, and heavier silk blends work really well.)
1 pillow form that’s 1-2 inches bigger then your desired finished size. For example, I will be making a 16” pillow and using an 18” pillow form. (The bigger pillow form will give you a plumper, fuller pillow.)
Sewing machine needle (be sure to choose an appropriate size needle for the thickness of your fabric.)
Sewing thread in a matching color (you may want to consider getting a stronger thread like a topstitching or upholstery thread if your fabric is particularly heavy)
So gather your inspiration and your materials and get ready!