The pillow forms themselves were in good shape, so with some new fabric, they were good as new. As you can see, the accent colors are red and grey; nice touch for the white/black main theme. Pillows are about the easiest things you can make. Really!
It's amazing what you can do with a yard of fabric. Here are a couple tips for you:
- Cut the fabric the exact size of the pillow form versus adding the seam allowances into your measurements; that way, once you take your half inch seam allowances, the fabric will be nice and taught against the form versus looking under-filled.
- At the corners, take a bit of a curved route versus stitching a perfect 90 degree angle at the corner. That will minimize those really pointy corners.
Pillows are an awesome project for a novice seamstress or if you are teaching someone to sew. A basic running stitch around 3 1/2 sides and then a hand stitch to close up the opening where you inserted the form. Easy Schmeazy!