the perfect way to dress up your boring interiors!
Make a case against plain pillowcases and boring bolsters by covering
them with colorful, expensive and seasonal covers. It takes minimum
sewing skills to tie, zip, lace and button linens over existing pillows.
the napkin is sheer or the pillow underneath will peak out, make sure
the pillow is pretty. Tack double-faced ribbons and at the center of
each of two dinner napkins. Make sure the pillow inside co-ordinates, as
it will peak out at the open edges.
Two napkins laced together with a cord cover a pillow form that’s
slipped inside just before lacing is complete. Choose cording that fits both
the weight and design of the napkin. And size of the openings. Dip the
cord ends in glue and let them dry, then cut them at a diagonal to make
lacing easier. Tie the ends in a knot or in a bow.
A zipper in a contrasting color adds a fun and functional stripe down
the center of a sheer cover. To avoid distorting the fabrics pattern
match the zippers weight to the weight of the napkins. Choose a zipper
two or more inches longer than the napkin so you'll have enough tape at
each end of the zipper to turn the raw edges under. This varies a bit
from traditional zipper insertion techniques - in this case you want the
zipper and tape to show.
Cover a large, plain pillow with a small highly patterned napkin for a
bold bright look. To make the large pillow, match and pin the outer
edges of two matching napkins wrong sides facing. Sew along the hemline
stitching, leaving an opening for turning. Slip the pillow from inside,
and then continue stitching to close the opening, Make more than one
topper for quick changes and easy laundering, or to give pillows a