I picked up this coral and ivory barkcloth on clearance at a local fabric shop late last year with a throw pillow in mind. Since spring is working hard to come to our little part of the mountains, I decided now was the time for some bright, springy color!
Just for fun, I turned the pattern 90 degrees for the other side. I had this fun flower trim in my stash - I picked it up on clearance a couple years ago and while it’s intended for formalwear, I think it’ll be fine on the sofa of a couple of adults and an elderly dog. It’s hand stitched and was applied after the pillow as sewn.
The zipper was a 24" stash piece that I cut down. It’s hidden under the flower trim.
The owner of the fabric shop made a jacket with the blue version of this fabric which is super cute! The shop is a great follow on IG (theconfidentstitch). Great tips and funny little videos that sewists and quilters can really appreciate.
I used that type of trim on a shirt; it held up through dozens of machine wash/dry cycles, and still looked good when donated.
Indestuctible polyester; it and the cockroaches will outlast us all. I wonder if the cockroaches will be wearing prom dresses in a million years…