Earlier this year I shared a super simple, easy envelope pillow case tutorial HERE.
Today, I am tweaking that tutorial by adding buttons!
It’s still simple, we are basically adding just a couple more steps, and your pillowcase won’t end up with a “wrong” or back side when you’re finished. Cool right?
The buttons also add a nice touch of texture and interest without a whole lot of effort.
The fabric I am using today comes from a new fabric company called Modern Yardage. They aren’t your typical fabric shop. They have a panel of designers who add new designs to their shop almost weekly. You choose the design you like AND the scale you like and they print it up for you in the quantity that you need.
Get 1/3 a yard of this, 2 yards of that all on the same piece of fabric…and they never run out of what you want. Get the same fabric in different scales, etc. I can picture this being a quilter’s dream (even though I’m not a quilter).
Oh and it’s pre-washed and pre-shrunk so you can start sewing once you get it! Plus, what you order is what you get. You don’t have to worry about shrinking!
Let’s get started.
CUT YOUR PILLOW PIECES
You can also choose three different fabrics for more interest.
HEM THE BUTTON PANELS
Sew the hems down close to the edge of the tucked under folded edge.
ADD BUTTONS AND BUTTONHOLES
Decide the lay out of your buttons and which panel you want to overlap on top. Mark your buttonholes on the piece that is going on top.
Make sure they are evenly spaced and mark where they each need to go with a washable fabric pencil or marker.
Un-button the panels and turn your pillow case right side out.
Using a chop stick, a dull pencil or the end of a thin paintbrush work those corners so they are nice and flat.
Yep. Snuggable, huggable and baby approved. ;)
And seriously, where else can I find awesome fabric like this!? I am so head over heels over that Tear Drop fabric especially.