My porch bench needed new pillows for Fall. The Summer pillows were pretty, but now that Fall is here, I needed to change them out. However, I don’t actually buy a whole new pillow, I simply make a new pillow cover.
Those black plastic squares in the picture are actually my pillows! I call them my “pillow base”. During garage sale season, Angie found me two pillows for a few cents. One I think she actually got free! So, I covered them in plastic bags and taped them up nice and tight.
Materials you need:
- Old solid pillow(s)
- Heavy duty plastic bag(s)
- Outdoor fabric of your choice (the size of your pillows will determine how much fabric you need – for mine, I needed a yard of fabric for two pillows)
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine
- Cut the fabric just wider than the width of the pillow and long enough to wrap around the pillow, envelope style.
- Fold the fabric over the pillow, turning under the short end of the fabric to mimic seams to make sure they adequately cover.
- Next, iron the seams and start sewing – short ends only.
- Once both short ends are hemmed, lay the pillow on the right side of the fabric and wrap up each end to meet in the middle – making sure they lap over each other by at least two inches. Then pin along one side.
- Slide the pillow out the other side then pin that side.
- Sew up the sides of the pillows. Now you have an ‘envelope’ pillow cover.
- Insert the pillow into the cover.
- It is finished!
I made two pi;;ow cases in a matter of minutes and here they are on my front porch bench:
Hope this tutorial is helpful!