This makes a 16"x12" pillow cover with an envelope closure, and binding around the edge for a nice finish.
- One fat quarter of burlap (or enough to cut a 17"x13" rectangle)
- 3/8 yard backing
- 1/8 yard binding
- scraps for "BOO!"
- EZ-Steam by Pellon
- pillow insert (16x12)
Step 2: Follow the instructions on the EZ-Steam package to attach the fusible web to your scrap fabric. But first you will need to trace the "BOO!" template onto the EZ-Steam sheet per the directions. Tip: it helps to trace it up against a window for better lighting.
Using sharp scissors, cut out the word "Boo!".
Step 4: Create an envelope closure for the backing. From your backing fabric, cut two 11″x13″ rectangles. Along the length (13"), turn the edge 1/4″ under, press, then turn under 1″, then press again. Stitch along the fold to keep in place to create a pretty seam. Repeat on the other rectangle as well.
With right sides facing together, take one rectangle and align it along the left side of the pillow cover. The finished seam you created from the previous step should be facing toward the right. Pin to keep in place, then sew a 1/4″ seam allowance along the perimeter as illustrated by the dashed line below. Start and end your stitch with a back-stitch.
Step 5: Lastly, bind the pillow using my Binding and Blind Stitching tutorial. You will need to cut two 2.5" strips x WOF from your binding fabric.