Sewing – Star Wars Pillows

With the basement complete, we’ve begun decorating the family room.  This space is going to be used for entertainment and we want it to be fun and relaxing.  The bookshelves are full of movies, pictures, and action figures.  We have a couch and recliner in the area, but I wasn’t satisfied with our throw pillows, I felt we needed a change.  I went to JoAnn’s in search of some material.  I immediately found the licensed section and picked out some Star Wars and The Walking Dead flannel fabric.  Then I proceeded to the pillow section and picked out 2 firm 16″ throw pillows.  I got the fabric cut and left the store with some ideas in mind.

When I came home, I ironed the fabric.  I didn’t worry about washing it, because I was making throw pillows and Star Wars PillowsI’m not too worried about the fabric shrinking.  I measured and cut two 20″ square pieces of fabric.  With right sides together, I sewed three of the edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  I flipped the pillowcase right side out (wrong sides together) and sewed a 1 1/2″ seam around the same three edges.  For the final edge, I put the pillow in the pillowcase and folded the edges under 1/2″ sewed them together, then sewed 1 1/2 inches from the sewn edge, thus completing my pillow.  I repeated the steps for the second pillow.

When I finished, I tied them together with a bow to give to Nick as an early Christmas present.  Lou decided since she oversaw the operation, she should be in the picture as well.

They look great on our black sofa.  As far as The Walking Dead material, I may make a pillow for the recliner; at this point, though, I’m still undecided what to do with the fabric.

Star Wars Pillows

 

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