Wednesday, November 16, 2011
13.5 x 43" strip of red fabric
12 x 16 pillow form.
A scrap piece of brown for the tree trunk
Steam a seam2 the size of the triangle and trunk
Gems for decoration (Could always decorate with stitching instead)
A tree topper of some sort
A snap, hook and eye closure, or even button for closure
Optional - Clover Fabric Folding Pen
After cutting the die out with the steam a seam2 attached, I set that aside and cut out the pillow fabric in the 13.5 x 43 strip to fit my pillow form being used which was 12" by 16".
I folded down the 13.5" edges a 1/2" using the fabric folding pen and then sew a 1/4 seam to secure.
I wrapped the fabric around the pillow to determine the placement I wanted for the tree. Then I went to the iron and sealed the applique with the steam a seam2. From here, if you wanted to stitch the edges to secure, I would complete that before assembling the pillowcase. It would be a lot easier to maneuver the fabric.
Fold the 13.5 x 43" fabric strip to have right sides together. Sew down the side seams using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right sides out and stuff the pillow inside the form. You will have a lot longer pillowcase than the pillow.
I fold the backside of the pillowcase in over the pillow and tuck it behind the decorated side. This pulls in the sides and basically makes a point on the pillowcase. Make sure the point is centered. Now pull this point down over the back of the pillow. Mark where the point reaches to place a snap,hook and eye closure, or better yet a button and button hole. Once closed, no one really knows how easy it was for you.
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