Hey folks! Guess what? There’s a light…it’s at the end of the tunnel! I have almost survived the hardest semester of my life. And I cannot wait to spend three weeks in sweats, sewing, skiing and being a social being again. I cannot wait to return to the world of humanhood. The world of basic functioning.

I have so many projects on my list. But first I wanted to share this fun tutorial with you. It will take you no more than 30 minutes. I guarantee it.

I recently taught this sewing class at Fabricate. It turned out to be a great class to take slowly and have a good chat in between steps. I encourage you to sew this pillow cover with a friend, because you cannot mess it up. Really.

Ready? Let’s go!

1. Lay your pillow across the chest of your shirt and make sure you have enough fabric to work with between the arm seams. My shirt was a men’s XL so I had an extra inch on each side of my 19″ by 19″ pillow.

2. Cut a square the same size as your pillow. Make sure the pocket of your shirt is at least 2″ from the edge of your square, with the buttons running down the center. Cut the two layers of the shirt at the same time.

3. Place the fabric with right sides together (your buttons should be on the inside of the square) and pin around the outside of the square every 2″ to 3″.

4. Sew around the entire square with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Reinforce with a backstitch across the placket (the reinforced section with buttons) on both the top and bottom.

5. Unbutton your shirt, turn right side out and use a corner turner to make your corner look nice and sharp!

You’re done! Put that puppy on your favorite throw pillow and go take a couch snooze…

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