Pottery Barn Inspired Striped Pillows

   

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On this cover of Pottery Barn this summer I spotted some striped outdoor pillows and it inspired me to make some striped pillows for our couch. I bought some canvas duct fabric because it us durable and not too expensive. I washed it before I got started so I could soften it up a bit.  I have more pillows in mind to make for the living room but I knew I wanted these to be the largest pillows on the couch so I decided 20 inch square pillows were a good size.

 

Supplies for Stripe Pillows:

-two colors of fabric (for me I did half a yard of blue color and one yard of cream)

-two pillow forms

-quilting mat and ruler

-rotary cutter (or vanishing marker and scissors)

-sewing machine

-matching thread

-pins

-needle

Tutorial for Sewing Striped Pillows

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1. Cut eight stripes of blue fabric 3.5 inched x 21 inches

2. Cut six strips of cream fabric at 3.5 inches x 21 inches

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3. Cut two 21 x 21 inch squares out of the cream fabric

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4. Pin stripes together in alternating colors with right sides together (4 blue and 3 cream for each pillow).  Note: You want to be sure all of your seams end up on the same side.

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5. Make sure your ends are even… I cut my cream strips a little long so I need to trim one side of my pillow front.

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6. Iron the seams flat.

 

7. Pin your striped pillow from to the cream square with right sides facing in.

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8. Sew around edges leaving about 6 inches open on the bottom side.

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9.  Turn right side out making sure to pop out the corners  and stuff in pillow form.

10. Blind stitch the bottom closed.

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