The Twelve Days of Craftsmas: Scarf 2 Pillow

December 18, 2008

Deck your couch with silk scarf pillows, fa-la-la-la-la, etc. This simple sewing project not only puts to use that silky square you never wear, but also makes for an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind statement on your sofa.

MATERIALS

  • 1 scarf
  • Double-sided fusible interfacing
  • Backing fabric (around 1 1/4 yards for an 18” pillow)
  • Pillow insert (or stuffing, if you choose)
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Thread

MAKE IT

According to Derek & Lauren at Design*Sponge: If your scarf is thin (i.e., silk), fuse it to a piece of fabric with double-sided fusible interfacing and an iron, to give it extra strength before sewing. For envelope-style backing, cut out two squares of your backing fabric that are 1” longer than your pillow and wide enough so that they will overlap by 2 to 3 inches after you’ve sewn a 1” hem along one side. Overlap the two pieces and pin together so they create a square that is 1” larger than your pillow insert all the way around. With right sides together, stitch the top scarf piece to the envelope pillow backing all the way around using a 1/2” seam allowance. Turn right side out, press, and insert your pillow.

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