I wrote a blog post for Pillowcubes recently, and it went live on their site yesterday. You can see the collection of seasonal pillow covers at Pillowcubes here.
Today, I have another pillow cover to add to that collection.
In case you don’t remember, I ordered the package of 24 dinner napkins last year from Amazon*. I had big plans for them! Are you that way, too? Good intentions? Ha!
Here’s a link for the pack of 12 if you prefer the smaller number.
Since these are 20-inch napkins, they fit perfectly over Pillowcubes 19-inch pillow inserts. Or, if you have a pillow around the house you want to cover for Christmas, even better, right?
Here’s a quick run-down of how to add the JOY for Christmas:
- Using a gimp-type trim, form the word centered on your napkin. (A short word is best.)
- Place clear tape here and there to hold it steady as you place dots under the trim. I used red ink since my trim is red.
Pin the trim if you feel it’s necessary. You know me, though. I just wing it!
- Stitch the trim to the napkin, following the red dots.
There. Your JOY is complete! 🙂
Now it’s time to stitch your pillow together.
- Stitch around three sides of your pillow just inside the turned edge, back sides together. Did you notice in the beginning post picture that I let the edging show around the pillow rim? The turned edge is neatly exposed, and it works well for transitioning to the opening. A zipper foot is perfect for this.
Cut four wired or non-wired ribbons (I used wired) at 20-25 inches each – your choice. Fold ends under and pin to front and back sides of pillow.
Stitch the ribbons onto the napkin edge in the pillow opening, and you’re done!
Insert your pillow (or form), tie the ribbons, and your Joy pillow is ready.
So, would you like to have a little JOY for Christmas?
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I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.