Sewing Adventure: Burlap accent pillowcase


Hello friends! We are bit by bit making progress on our labour of love (still the kitchen, predominantly) and my “quick win” last night was a burlap curtain for under the sink. (Stay tuned for pictures in the weeks to come.)
However, I didn’t pack up the burlap or my sewing machine last night, so I thought it might be fun to do another quick project this morning after dropping Jeremiah off at school. And without further ado, here it is…

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It’s a pretty rough sewing job but thankfully that kinda fits with our farmhouse-y “come-as-you-are” style.
Anyhoo, if anyone’s curious, here are some basic steps.
1. Find old, buried-in-your-linen-closet, disheveled pillow.

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2. Place said pillow on top of burlap(bought with Michaels coupon! Score!) and cut out 2 squares that are slightly larger than the pillow (or roughly the same size, so that it will fit snugly).

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3. Sew 3 sides of the squares together, leaving an edge of about an inch. Then sew around the border again, if you’d like. (Note: I kept my stitch pretty loose because I find burlap a little trickier to work with.)

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4. Stuff the pillow into the pillowcase and sew the last edge twice.

5. Trim the edges or let them fall off on their own, whatevs. (Another note: have your vacuum ready, as this gets quite messy. Thankfully, with mini whirlwinds in the house, I vacuum 72 times a day, so mine is within easy reach. Ok, ok, I should vacuum 72 times a day. Really it’s once and then I just leave my vacuum cleaner out to have the appearance of a well kept space haha. But, I digress.)

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6. Let your two-year-old admire your work and feel rather accomplished…or, bring it to my two-year-old–she’s very encouraging!

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7. Place on display 🙂

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Virtual hugs to you all! Christie


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