My Dog, Lilly likes to greet me with presents. These presents are usually the first thing she can grab and that is in the front room. The pillows are the first objects. It’s so cute, however, pillows don’t last long… I need to make them fast and they need to be washable. The solid green Linen pillow with the one-button style is my favorite. I made these this past fall and have washed them already a bout a half dozen times… they aren’t holding up so well… so in the background… and here…is a new set of pillows that should hold up better to Dog slobber and washings!
These pillows can be made a number of ways, and are very fast. No Buttonholes are required, just loops. You can use any number of buttons, and I happen to have more of these so I used three on this set of pillow-covers.
For these 22″ finished pillows, I used one lengthen of fabric 23″x 52″ (that ran from salvage to slavage. I made the loops by cutting one strip 1 inch wide by the width of the fabric,( it’s good to have extra in case of a boo-boo.) Fold the two ends into the center, then fold in half and topstitch both edges. On the top edge I cut @4″ off and placed my loops on the main fabric and basted into place before I re-attached the 4″ and finished off the inside edges.
I then finished off the opposite end by pressing 1.5″ under, then folding again to have a clean finished topstitched edge for the buttons to be. I like to sew my buttons on by machne when I can… So drop your feed dogs, and set your machine for a zig-zag to match the holes on your button and zoom… your finished!
Now with the right side facing up, fold your loop end in first, then over lap and fold the botton end on top. I had about a 3″ over lap.
Looks way better than plastic bag everywhere! Ok Now, go make some pillows!