You may remember the Confetti block I made ~ Teeny Teeny Tiny Squares
When I posted I wasn't sure what I would do with it. There were possibilities, options. Eventually I settled with a plain old pillow cover. It was there to begin with, the perfect size. Had I not put the paper pieced triangles on it I think I would have had many more ideas what to do with it.
Here it is, quilted and washed!
|16" x 16" Pillow Cover|
My usually pillow back is the ever classic envelope closure. Two pieces of fabric over lapping. This time I decided it was time to try the hidden zipper method! Super easy!
I used this tutorial Installing a Zipper Closure by Svetlana at S.O.T.A K. Handmade. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. And the end results are very clean and functional! I'm happy I finally tried it.
The zipper is sweetly tucked away!
I am going to make a confession. Originally the pillow front was large enough to be an 18" x 18" cushion. I had the entire pillow finished and was so happy with it. I threw it in the wash and anxiously awaited for the crinkle to magically happen. And it did. Looked great. Then I looked at the back. Awwwww...don't make me cry silly pillow!!
I had decided to use Shape Flex Fusible Interfacing for a little more stability. It seemed like a good idea and it did work. At least until I washed it! It seemed like it shrunk? And it didn't stay fused to the fabric. It ended up being a hot mess! I couldn't iron it out...it seemed a total disaster. What a bad ending...but, I decided it was still workable. If I cut it down. Luckily in doing so it didn't change the front design.
I've never used Shape Flex Fusible Interfacing before. Have you? Did I do something wrong? Is it not made for washing, or pillows? I need to research that a little more before I use it on a pillow again!
Check out the hidden zipper tutorial though! It's fantastic!