Oh my, today is the day! :)
The Fall Home Tours finally start at none other than
our gracious host, Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.
30 homes, five days, lots of inspiration for your Fall decor. I know you want to run over to Marty's home, but just give me a couple of minutes to give you this awesome tip on how I cheat the piping on my pillow cases. I think it's super easy and I know you're gonna love it. ;)
Most of the time I make my own pillow cases and most of the time I want to add those little details that take them to the next level. Well, for this plain gingham fabric I wanted to add piping to give it some interest.
The problem with piping is that I usually run out of it pretty quickly, especially when I use it for other things like this wreath here, second, if I buy pretty piping is pricier than if I buy the plain that you have to cover with fabric, which brings me to the third problem, wrapping plain piping with fabric is annoying. :/
So, instead of going thru all those problems I usually use plain fabric as piping. I put together long pieces of strong heavy fabric, the one I used here is upholstery fabric.
The width of the strip of fabric is only one inch. Then, using an iron I fold it flat and that's it. That's my piping.
I used it here, all around my pillow case just the same as regular round piping but no need for a special foot for my sawing machine because it's flat.
And hey, they sure give that extra interest to my pillows.
Don't you agree!
I also created other pillows ...
and gave my mantel a new look, you can check all the details about the fall mantel right HERE.
For my Fall home tour click HERE.
And now GO check all the beautiful homes all dressed for Fall!
Monday - Sept 7th
Tue - Sept 8th
Wed - Sept 9th
Thurs - Sept 10th