I’ve been envious of all the cute chevron-patterned things floating around Pinterest lately, so I decided it was time to make something of my own with the fun print. I’ve said before that I am not much of a seamstress. For the most part, I only take on simple sewing projects (we’re talking ones that can be done in two hours or less), and this fits the description completely. So just know that if I can do this, anyone can!
- Cut your fabric into squares or rectangles (whatever shape you want your pillow to end up being), making sure to account for 1/2″ seam allowance on all sides. I just used a pillow I already had in a size I liked and traced it onto my material with a fabric pencil.
- Serge or zigzag stitch around the edges to ensure the fabric won’t fray through the seams. This step is crucial for burlap.
- Put right sides together, (pin if you like) and sew around edges, using 1/2″ seams.
- Leave an opening at least 4″ wide so you can insert the stuffing, or wider if you are using a pillow form.
- Clip the corners on an angle, ensuring not to cut the seam. Turn the fabric right side out. Push the corners out, iron it flat, and stuff the pillow. **I slit open an old pillow and re-used the stuffing.
- Hand-sew the opening closed.
- Repeat for additional pillows.
Let me know if you have any questions and I’d be happy to answer them!