This has got to be the fastest and easiest way to slipcover a pillows.
Whenever we get new pillows, I like to keep them looking new and crisp for as long as possible and that means no napping on the new pillows. Our old pillows no longer go with the new décor, so I made simple slipcovers for them and they become the napping pillows. You could use this method to change out your pillows for the season or when you want a new look without buying new pillows.
There’s a little sewing but it’s only two shorts seams.
Place the pillow on a piece of fabric with enough fabric on the edge to make a nice seam. I can’t say how much fabric, it depends on the size of your pillow.
Bring one side of fabric over pillow and fold back an edge of at least 1”.
Do the same on the other side. Since I don’t sew this folded over part I like to leave a decent amount of fabric. Make sure to place the folds over each other. You don’t want a big gap here.
The pillow should look like this now.
Before you take out the pillow, mark where you will sew the edges on both sides. It can be as tight or lose as you like. After you sew, you may want to trim the edges to get rid of excess fabric and then turn right side out.
Here you can see where the sewn edges are and how the folds look when it’s finished. Now you can stuff in your pillow. That’s it! You can stop here or add an edge.
If you make the slipcovers loose, you could sew all the way around the edge, (take out the pillow first) for a little nicer look like the blue ones in the picture below. . I chose not to do that this time.
The middle pillows are the slipcovered pillows. Now we have napping pillows with covers that come off easily for washing. My husband likes to nap here in the afternoon, so man head smelly pillows no more!
I’ve made pillows covers this way for the European style pillows on our bed. The covers are easy on and easy off and easy to keep clean.
I love the look of lots of comfy pillows but want them fresh smelling and clean. How do you keep your pillows nice and fresh?
Thanks for visiting! Debbie (((xx)))