I know Halloween is still a few months away, but I couldn’t resist posting this fun (and cheap) project now. It was easy & cheap…plus it’s tied to the infamous “envelope of doom“, so that makes it even spookier 😉 My Boo’tiful Flour Sack Pillow Cover:
- Fabric for pillow cover, I used a Flour Sack Cloth from my local Dollar Tree. You will one piece of fabric that is 14 x 14.5 inches.
- Small Pillow or stuffing
- Yarn or Other Trim to make letters
- Sewing Machine with matching thread
- iron & ironing board
- glue (I used hot glue)
- Gather all your materials and press the fabric to remove all creases.
- If using the thin flour sack fabric you will need to cut the fabric in half length wise. If you remember I used the other half of this same piece of flour sack to make this fun fish pin board.
- Using your ruler pull the top edge of the fabric to the back 3.25 inches and stitch down along the bottom edge.
- With the sewn edge facing down, pull the bottom edge of the fabric up and over to the top 6.5 inches and press.
- Using your ruler pull the top portion down 7 inches. It will overlap the pressed portion from step #4
- Take the folded fabric package to your sewing machine and sew both the left and right sides closed (leaving a 1/4 inch seam)
- Turn the pillow cover inside out and you are ready to use.
- If you don’t have a small pillow already you could either use a pre-purchased accent pillow form, or fill it up with stuffing 🙂
Then to make it boo’tiful:
- Place a piece of cardboard inside the pillow cover to keep any stray glue from gluing it closed.
- I wasn’t sure of my freehand skills so using a washable pencil I drew a quick outline of my letters.
- I took my spooky yarn from the “envelope of doom” and glued it around the letter outlines.
- To make it a bit more sturdy for future washings I added several stitches around the furry dots to hold everything in place.
- Let dry/cool
- Remove cardboard, stuff, and enjoy!
Total Cost: $1.00 and up