Saturday, April 12, 2014

Flannel and Felt Pillowcases

I made these down throw pillows a long, long time ago by breaking apart a really old down bed pillow.  Paul is allergic to down, so we didn't bother moving them to the east coast with us.  They've been stored at my mom's house for years.  I recently got them back and intended to use them in my craft/guest room.  But, first they needed covers!

I purchased cotton flannel and wool felt and set about making some covers.  I played around for a while with different shapes and layers of felt.

I had a lot of help.

A lot.
Too much, maybe.

Definitely more than the project required.

In the end, I opted for a super simple design with a back slit that allows the cover to be taken off for washing.

I settled on some poppy-like flowers for the front.  It was fun to sew something that didn't require a pattern or following someone else's directions.

(Note the cat ear in the bottom right of this last photo.  She was really into the project.)

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