|Yes, I love color, why do you ask?|
If I was a woman of greater integrity I would show you what these pillows looked like yesterday, but I am not. I will only say that they were very much the worse for wear after being ravaged by a very chewy puppy since last summer.
It was time for new pillows and I lucked into the orange and creme daisy fabric for a song so the project was then a go.
I wanted something nice but not something that would take days on end to make then have me wail and beat my chest should the puppy go to nibbling again.
I decided on a simple pillow with a mock piped edge to class them up a bit. Since while a simple seamed pillow would have been ok I tend to think they look a bit unfinished and for just a few minutes more work you can have something that people assume you paid big money for.
Making a Mock Piped Pillow
Start with the two pieces of fabric, 1 front, 1 back and sew them together with right sides facing. Leave at least 3/4 of one side open to insert pillow form later. - turn right side out.
Next- with a matching thread you are are going to sew around the outside of the pillow just a wee bit in from the edge so that you are catching the inside seam and it's bulk is going to give you the look of piping in your pillow!
You will run your foot right on the edge and adjust your needle so it rides in the depression as it sews along.
|Before top stitching for a mock piping finish|
|After with mock piping|
And this is what you get. A simple professional looking finish that adds structure and support to your project without a lot of hassle or time.
So there you go.. mock piped pillow edge for painless pillow refurbishing!