Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Faux Fur Pillow Covers

Happy Holidays friends!! I am currently knee deep in Christmas gift crafting and sewing. I’m trying to keep my head above water, but I’m too stubborn to admit that I might have taken on too much this year. Just ask Joe… my craft room doesn’t have a door and I keep finding him with the measuring tape. He’s too nice to tell me that the room looks like a fire hazard.

Alas, yesterday I finally made something I can post without spoiling any gifts. I keep seeing these pillows that are made of fur, faux fur, etc. They are luxuriously soft, fluffy, and so reminiscent of Winter. BUT. They cost a fortune. Pillow covers alone cost $40-$80, depending on where you look. Not in my budget.

Luckily, I found a bunch of different faux furs at the fabric store. I found the one I wanted – enough for 3 pillow covers – $ 13. Boom.

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What you will need:
- Faux fur of your choice – I bought 1.5 yard
- Ribbon
- The Usual Suspects – sewing machine, thread, scissors

1. Cut your faux fur – I cut mine as rectangles 18” x 40”.

2. Fold your rectangle in half (the hamburger way) with fur sides together. Sew two parallel sides together, making a U-shape. I left the opposing side to the fold open. I like the rustic look.

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3. Tack on some ribbon to tie closed the open end of the pillow cover. I used some leftover black ribbon – 10” each, two on each side. They make a nice little bow!

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4. Before turning, I learned that the freshly cut edges made a big mess of loose fur – shake the pillow cover over a trashcan, then using a lint-roller, do a once-over. As awesome as this fur is, it makes a mess when it is cut.

5. Turn, do one more pass with the lint roller. Then cover your pillow. And prepare to fight for these pillows on the couch. The cat, dog, husband, and kiddos are going to be serious competition.

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Enjoy! Happy Holidays!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers,
Bridge XOXO

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