It was about a year ago when I borrowed my grandmother’s sewing machine. I have yet to return it. I have made pillow covers, a table runner, coasters, scented and deodorizing sachets, and pin cushions. One of these days I’ll graduate to clothing; that has been a goal of mine all along. For now, here is a look at another handmade gift, commissioned for the nursery of a friend’s precious baby girl, and now at home on the glider.
This was my first attempt at pleating ever. Every experience is a learning experience.
I imagine it is important for a pillow for a nursery have an easy-to-remove-and-clean cover, so I decided to go with an envelope pillow cover. Don’t look too closely. My seams aren’t perfect (don’t tell my grandmother), but they work.
For a great video tutorial on how to make this kind of cover, click here.
It didn’t hurt that my friend and new mom selected a beautiful fabric. The finished product.
I would love your recommendations for other tutorials or types of pillows to try. Dare I say, it may be time to brave a zipper?!