I have always wanted to try to put piping on a pillow. I love the look of it. But I was scared and intimated by it. So I never did it. Sewing still scares me. But then I was sent some fun fabric and piping from Jo-Ann’s Craft Stores and I decided that I would give it a try.
Recently Jo-Ann’s has teamed up with HGTV and now have a new trendy fabric line, exclusively at Jo-Ann’s. These are the two pieces of fabric that I got to try out, along with some fun trim. The fabric is really nice and thick, it would be great for upholstery. Since I love pillows, I decided to make some pillows with them.
This is how I made them:
First I cut the fabric 18x18. I then rounded all four corners with a pair of scissors.
Then I laid the trim on the front of the fabric. I pinned it all the way around. For the corners, I cut a little slit so it would bend easier.
Using my longest stitch, I sewed the trim onto the fabric. This is called basting, it’s when you sew it merely to hold it into place. Use you longest stitch and don’t back stitch.
I then cut two pieces for the back of the pillow. They were 18x13 each.
I rounded the corners and then placed it onto the trim and fabric.
When working with trim, you should use a zipper foot. I didn’t have one, so I just used my regular foot. I had the trim under it and tried to sew as close to the trim as I could.
I sewed the two backs pieces on separately. I usually placed both of them on and then sew all four sides, but this time I did them separately.
Then I flipped the pillow inside out.
I stuffed a pillow into! And it looks great! I was so excited that it worked, I was a little nervous it being my first time.
I definitely think that I’m going to be doing this again, it so fun and easy to do! Plus it really adds to the pillow.
I had some left over trim, so I decided to make a flower with it on the other pillow. I just cut my fabric to 17x17 and then with a glue gun started gluing the trim onto the fabric.
I worked my way around, gluing it down. Then I made the pillow the same way as the other one, without the trim.
Here’s how it looks with the pillow.
I love the look of the two of them and the colors are so bright and fun!
I have a special coupon for you at Jo-Ann’s. It’s valid 4/7-5/4. But Apri 14 through May 4th, the whole HGTV line is going to be 50% off, so you can use this coupon for extra savings too!
Disclosure: I was give the fabric to review and create something. All ideas, content and opinions are 100% my own.