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Our throw pillows on our sofa have been a reoccurring topic of conversation between the hub and I. He's gotten pretty animated expressing his dislike for them that they don't match our "modern" white sofa.

I agreed. But it was one of those, "yah babe, I'll get right on it *wink*wink*"....just add it to the VERY loooong honey do list of mine :)

I knew he was serious when a throw pillow just happen to fall on my face while reaching to get my boots off the top shelf of our closet.


O.k. you win.

I found this modern geometric print fabric at Pacific Fabrics, a fabric/supply outlet in the industrial part of downtown. It was a discontinued remnant for $1.99 Gotta love it.

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How to make a 2 fabric combo 18x18 finished envelope pillow:

  1. Cut the piece of fabric (geometric print) you want on the front side 18" x 18"
  2. Cut the back side fabric (solid black) 18"x 4" longer than 18" for overlapping so : 18"x22"
  3. Cut the 18"x22" in half so you have 2) cuts that measure 18"x11"
  4. take the 2) 18"x11" cuts and hem the edge on one side of each piece (fold and iron about a 1/4" twice and sew)
  5. take the front side fabric print and lay it down right side facing you
  6. take the 2 hemmed 18"x11" pieces and align them on top of the geometric print matching up the corners first pin and work your way across the pillow placing the second 18"x11" piece the same way so that it over laps a couple inches (the rolled hems should be facing you so right sides of both print and solid are facing each other)
  7. take your pinned fabric sandwich and sew a 1/4" all the way around
  8. zig zag stitch (optional) where the 2 back pieces overlap for extra support for pillow insertion
  9. turn right side out
  10. take your throw pillow insert and fold in half to make it easier to work it's way through your new envelope pillow cover!
  11. enjoy your new pillow :)

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*tip- whatever size your pillow insert is-is the measurement of your front fabric cut you only add inches for the back piece!

This is another small way to be a little greener, instead of buying new pillows and throwing away all that poly stuffing into the landfills- just cover em' up !

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