Okay, so I have this obsession with hand printed fabrics. And with Skinny laMinx. I've been waiting and eyeing up her fabrics for way too long. So she had a sale a little while ago and I snagged some fat quarters to make into pillows. A splurge maybe, but I am in love! (ps, she also has her second line with Cloud 9 Fabrics coming up soon!)
A couple invisible zips and a little Yarn Dyed Essex and we're in business. I lined both the front and back pieces. The back I ended up lining with just some white flannel I had laying around, I think it's going to be great! I can't stand when feather pillows have feathers poking through, so hopefully this'll help. Just serge your lining fabric to your pillow fronts and backs! (You could also just zig zag or pink your edges, serging just gives that extra durability you'll need for pillows that get a lot of abuse and many washings).
If you're looking for a great tutorial for installing invisible zips in pillows be sure to check out Sew Katie Did's tutorial. It's how I first learned and I don't even look at instructions anymore. I actually own an invisible zipper foot but I don't even use it for pillows, I can get in there and sew it with just my regular foot, so don't be scared - just try!
Also, the winner of the Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life book is:
Tracy who said: "Love that fabric bucket! Have been eyeing that book and would like to try some or all the projects if I were so lucky :)"
Thanks everyone who entered! It sounds like many of you really are excited about the book.