Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oz pillow covers

Remember these pyjama pants?  I made them back in the spring for my daughter.  There were still scraps of the fabric left, so the request was for pillows for the sofa to match the pants.  Eh - why not match your decor to your outfits?
It did take some figuring and planning and highly complicated mathematical calculations, which turned out not quite as intended.  I managed to chop out 2 large pictures for 2 covers.  The "frame" and ties are from some scraps of black batik.  The backs were the labour intensive part of the project.
 Little pictures cut into squares - I'll not bore you with both - they're similar.  I suppose this is what quilters call "fussy cut" - it takes much concentration to actually centre things and manage to actually get recognizable pictures, especially when dealing with scraps.  The mathematics - well, I had intended for these to be 16X16 inch pillows.  They turned into 18X18 inch.  The agreement with my daughter is that I make the pillow covers, then tell her what size pillow forms to buy.  Much easier for shipping to the other end of the country.
So - a few more scraps put to good use - not taking up space in my sewing room.


  1. Why not match the pillows to your pjs! lol
    The black framing looks really good.

  2. Very well done! I like the collage of pics on the one side.

  3. Very clever use of your scraps. Your daughter wiill love them.

  4. I like the last one the most. I'm sure your daughter will love them.

  5. A very clever and creative use of scraps, your daughter is going to love her matching bedroom set!