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Easy Envelope Pillows

I was at the fabric store the other day looking for fabrics to make curtains for my bedroom, I didn't find the perfect one but I couldn't stop going around the store checking all the fabrics until I found one that I love, well, not for the curtains, but my mind immediately put the pretty designs of the "A new leaf meadow" fabric onto a pair of pillows ;)

I've already told you how much I love envelope pillows, no need for zippers or closures, easy to change and wash, so that's what I made, a couple of envelope pillows.

The pillows I have around the house are 17" x 17", I already memorized the dimensions of how much fabric I need for an envelope --> 40" x 18", as shown in the picture below.
Since I only bought a yard of the pretty -A new leaf meadow- fabric (I didn't want to spend more than $10), I created the pillow out of drop cloth material I already had, and use the pretty fabric only on the front of the pillow.
Both ends were hemmed.

The drop cloth material was cut in three parts, the front and the two back pieces.  one extra inch was given to its total length, instead of 40", it was cut at 41" for the extra seams. A piece of the decorative fabric was added to the center or front part.

Both fabrics were stitched together following some of the designs, this is not a necessity, only one piece of fabric can be used, but the two layers give the pillow more structure ;)

Finally, you need to sew it all around, right sides facing each other.

Trim excess and bring the inside out.

They are now looking good on my new fabric painted chairs :)

Again, trying to bring Spring into my home, I cannot believe it was snowing yesterday!

Check how the pillows and painted chairs make a good frame for the Spring mantel HERE.

Have a wonderful week!



  1. Olá Cristina, trabalho perfeito!
    Abraços e boa 2ª

  2. Cristina, I love the fabric you chose to cover your pillow. I did a tutorial for an envelope pillow awhile back to replace some really worn ones but I used all the same fabric....and it was expensive. So, the next time I make some I'll use only the good fabric for the front! Thanks!
    Leelee @ paperbagstyling

  3. Love the fabric and how good it looks against your chair!

  4. Love these! The fabric is perfect for spring. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. I love this fabric! Such a great idea to use the drop cloth fabric for the backing too! They are totally perfect for spring! I also read your chair post too, they look awesome! I have thought about trying painting fabric a few times, it was good to get your opinion on the process!

  6. A mi también me gustan los sobres de funda de cojín ya que no usan cierre y son fáciles de sacar,,, me gusto mucho el diseño de la tels

  7. They look great with your new chairs!! I like that you doubled the fabric on the front. I never thought of doing this and it makes such good sense! I will be doing this soon and I think I will follow your idea!

  8. Oh I love this fabric and they look fabulous with your new chairs! XO

  9. Thanks for sharing your method! Love your pillows, chairs and photography.

  10. yours is so pretty. thanks for the tutorial. your newest follower.

  11. Your pillows look beautiful ! Most of all love the price tag :)

  12. What is there not to love about your pillows. $5 and easy to make too. Your pillow looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Stopping by from the link up. That fabric is beautiful, thanks for the tutorial.

  14. Great tutorial and gorgeous fabric. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. I love that fabric! You did a wonderful job with your cushion.

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G'Day linky party. This tutorial would be a great addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  16. Your envelope pillow looks fabulous in you new chair! Thanks so much for the very easy tutorial! LOVE the pattern... so fun and full of spring! Pinning!

  17. Awesome fabric! It was snowing here on Saturday. Enough is enough ;o)

  18. Love the pillow. The fabric is so sweet!
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Pieced Pastimes

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