In this tutorial I want to share with you how to make a pillow cover with decorative fringe trim. This pillow cover is pretty simple: it is quick to make – will take less than an hour, easy to execute even for an inexperienced seamstress and requires only a piece of fabric, decorative fringe trim, a zipper and a sewing machine.
- Cushion pad/insert 18” x 18”
- Fabric – 20”
- Matching colour zip – 20”
- Matching colour thread
- Decorative trim – 80” /2.3 yards
- Walking foot (optional)
- For the front of the cushion cut a square measuring 19” x 19” (18″ plus 1″ seam allowance).
- For the back cut 2 pieces: one measuring 19” x 5” and the second 19” x 16” – a lapped zipper will be installed in the back of the cushion and this method requires extra 2″ of fabric – 1″ in each piece.
- Install a zipper (To install a zipper please use instructions from my post “How to install a zipper in a cushion cover”)
- Lay the front panel flat face up on your working space.
- Place the trim on the top aligning the edge of the trim with raw edge of the cushion cover and rounding the trim at the corners.
- Pin in place.
- Machine stitch the trim ½” in from the edge rounding the corners with the stitch. If you have a walking foot, it is good time to use it – it will help you to sew easy without puckering.
- Open the zip –you will need to turn the cushion cover right side out later on.
- Lay the backing panel face up.
- Lay the front panel on the top face down lining up the raw edges.
- Pin in place.
- Machine stitch the cushion cover ½” in from the edge.
- Neaten the edges with overlocker or zigzag stitch.
- Turn the cushion cover right side out through the open zip.
- Insert a cushion pad and zip up the zipper.
It took only half an hour!