I bought some orange pillows at Target for $5 each. The orange was a little bright but the size was perfect. And for $5 each? Done.
I was determined to only use left over fabric and not buy anything new. Luckily this was easy because I had a bunch of all matching left over from when I made friends aprons for Christmas.
I jumped on the chevron bandwagon and covered one of the pillows in this simple pattern. It’s a very easy pattern to create and it looks great. I chose a solid brown and a brown and teal flowered pattern.
The internet tells you that the best way to make a chevron pattern is with triangles. But I decided to do mine using rectangles. I wish I could tell you it was for high-level creative reason. Honestly, I started cutting before I consulted the internet on chevron patters. I think triangles might be more difficult because of all the points you have to match up.
You will need:
- 1/2 yard Solid fabric
- 1/2 yard Print fabric
- Pillow, 18×18″
- Zipper, if you want the case to be easily removable, I suggest an invisible zipper
- Rotary cutter is best for this project but not needed
Cut your strips 3 in wide by the width of your fabric.
Sew a strip of patterned to the solid fabric with a 1/4″ seam. Don’t forget to press often with this project it will make everything so much easier.
Cut 5.5″ squares. For my 18″ pillow I needed _____ squares.
Start small and start working through sewing the squares together.
The easiest thing for me is to find a pattern.You can see there is obvious Ls throughout this whole pattern.
Sew all the Ls before moving on. Now sew these larger pieces together until you have long strips. You will be assembling the quilt on a diagonal since the print is diagonal.
Once you have finished assembling, use a rotary cutter (or scissors) and cute the edges off your pattern. Add the solid border of 3″ and you have finished the front of your pillow! Repeat the process for the second side or use a solid piece for the back.
Add a zipper to the pillow to make it easy to remove and wash. Or you can always hand sew one edge once you have the pillow covered.
Ta-Da pillow complete!