I spotted this pillow at PB and thought is was so cute! Yet SO simple. I knew I could pull this off, even with my simple self taught sewing skills!
And you can too! This is what you need...
fabric (I had some I found a while back at Garden Ridge- 2 yards for $5.99)
2- 18"x1" strip
2- 18" x 1/2" strip
Fabric Cut List:
2- 12" x 18" rectangles
4- 9" x 3" strips (ties)
1- 12" x 6" rectangle (flap so you don't see pillow insert)
First center and iron on your freezer paper strips centered on one 18" x12" rectangle.
You can "design" your stripes at what ever thickness you'd like - mine are about 1/4"
Then paint the space between each freezer paper strip. I just used a regular brush. You could also use a sponge brush. I kind of dabbed - I didn't want complete solid coverage.
Peel off paper right away. The picture below looks like the stripes are wavy - they are not my camera is out of focus! (sorry)!
I started with the ties - fold each 9 x 3 piece in half lengthwise and sew together.
Then turn inside out so your seam is "inside"
Leaving 1 12" side open
Then turn right sides out.
Iron all piece nice and flat
Ok....I almost forgot about this. This is your 6x12 "flap" that covers your pillow insert - where the ties will gap open.
Fold about 1/4" on each side - press- and sew a seam -Basically so you have no frayed edges.
Now let's piece it together and get it done!
On you open 12" end fold over a 1/4" seam and press. on the striped side. Then pin your flap piece and the ties under the pressed seam. Then sew -but be careful not to sew the bottom closed!
Then do the same to the backside - you will NOT have a flap - just the 2 ties.