My mom gets Women’s Day magazine and kindly passes it along to me to enjoy. When I saw these pillows, I knew that I wanted to make a version for my screened porch.
For a full tutorial on how to make an envelope style pillow, click here. I made my pillows covers to fit two pillows that I had on-hand. It’s less expensive to make covers to fit pillows I have rather than buying a new form for each pillow. This also helps with seasonal storage.
I made my pillow covers from a drop cloth and added a burlap band for a bit of interest. My original intent was to make a burlap ruffle, but I changed my mind when I realized how messy it would be to make a ruffle. The burlap is 3” wide and folded in half. It is pinned so that the burlap edges overhang. Burlap unravels very easily, so I left extra on the edges to make sure that it didn’t all ravel away while I embroidered the squirrel and fox to the pillow front.
After turning and pressing, the pillows are ready to be enjoyed.
It’s always fun to be inspired by a magazine and to add your own touches to the project. I’m 100% pleased with this one!
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