Quick Tip – What Sewing Project to Start With?

June 3, 2017By Kimberli MacKaySewing, Tips & Tricks 1 Comment Opinion by Paid Consultant

Now that you've unpacked and threaded your first sewing machine, are you wondering what project to start with? How about an envelope-style pillow? They are fast, easy and when filled with a pillow, you won't notice if you seams are off a little bit! Plus, you get to show it off every day!

Don’t know how to construct an Envelope Closure?

Check out Heather Jones’ post Improv Log Cabin Pillow Cover where you can not only learn at the beginning about Improv Quilting for the pillow’s front, but learn at the end how you make the Envelope Closure.

Improv Log Cabin Pillow Cover


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Pillow covers are a great way to bring a fresh change to your home décor. My “Improv Log Cabin Pillow Cover Tutorial” features an improvisational patchwork technique that creates a completely unique design.

The pillow cover has an envelope closure, so that you can remove the insert for laundering. It’s simple to put together, which makes it a perfect project for both beginner and experienced sewers. Use your favorite color of solids to coordinate with your furnishings, or pick your favorites prints to customize your version.

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Don’t want an Improv Log Cabin panel on your pillow front? Any Quilt block will work! Looking for something even more simple to begin with? Simply cut a plain piece of fabric for the front instead. For a 20″ pillow, to use the same instructions for the Envelope Closure, cut the front piece 20.5″ x 20.5″ and proceed with the instructions for the Envelope Closure portion.

Happy Sewing!

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