I’m pretty sure I mentioned in a previous post that I have recently begun developing my sewing skills. I must say that I’ve gotten a lot better at measuring and cutting fabric and following simple patterns, but I decided not to complicate this project. Besides, I had already sewn four other pillow covers the morning I decided to make this cover, so I was ready to save a step or two.Today I’m going to show you how I made a cute pillow cover out of a thrift store flannel shirt. So, are you ready to learn how to make a flannel shirt pillow cover in just 5 easy steps? You are going to love this one!
1. First, cut off the sleeves of the shirt along the seams.
2. Next, position your pillow inside of the shirt to determine the the placement of the pockets. You want the pockets centered on the front of your pillow. Use your scissors to trim the excess fabric around the pillow, leaving an extra inch of fabric around all sides to allow for the seams. I cut mine along the lines on the fabric to keep edges straight!
3. Now, turn your fabric so the right sides are facing in and place your pillow between the fabric layers. Use straight pins to mark the edges of the pillow where the seam needs to be. Unbutton the shirt so you can slide your pillow out.
5. Turn your new pillow cover right side out, insert your pillow, and button it back up.
Wasn’t that super easy? I was pretty amazed myself at how simple this project was…and I love the result!
I really love the look of flannel for the fall and winter months. It just makes me feel cozy. Have you checked out the candles I decorated with flannel and leather belts? If not, you can check them out here.
You have my permission to go seek out all the flannel shirts you can find and get working on this project..now! I know you can make this easy flannel shirt pillow cover, too! As always, I love to hear your comments. Also, keep checking back for more easy DIY projects you can use to decorate your home.
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