I picked up this great pattern from HappySlothPatterns on Etsy a few weeks ago and just finished it this afternoon! I’d already dug around in my fabric stash for the material to make it into a throw pillow cover, so I was ready to do that, too.
I made a window in the front piece and sewed the finished cross stitch behind it. Then I sewed a zipper into what would be the bottom of the pillow. I was inspired to used a zipper closure by the awesome Bigfoot pillow I received in a swap with @MistressJennie!*
Luckily, I had just the right slate grey zipper in my stash, too! Look at this vintage package… only 40 cents! This either came with my grandmother’s sewing supplies or in a bag of notions picked up at a thrift store or garage sale.
Even the dye and aida cloth came from stash! Well, the aida cloth came from @kittykill’s stash, but still.
I have long been enamored of having various seasonal, holiday, mood throw pillows, but not at all enamored of storing so many pillows; I don’t know why it took so long for me to realize I could make and store pillow covers and just have a couple of pillow forms to use! D’oh! This one will go on our bed with our new, but not-yet-laundered quilt and shams. YEY!
*I didn’t even remember that 12x16 pillowforms were a thing, but found this one and realized it would be great for Satan. Then when I received the fantastic Bigfoot pillow from Jennie it was ALSO this size pillow!