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.
Anne Weaver says
I'm loving those modern prints!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:
A Lemon Squeezy Home says
I am loving these Delia! Such great fabric as well!
Thanks for the tutorial! the fabric is very pretty! and your baby is so pretty too!
Diorella N. says
ohhh those are beautiful!! i love the fabric!! 🙂
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
oh it's gorgeous. I absolutely adore the buttons. I just picked up some ikea pillow forms so this would be perfect
Delia, these pictures are amazing, and the pillow is gorgeous! Makes me wish I had a nice clean all white space in my house.
I love that design and those pillows- the baby is pretty fantastic too:) Karens fabric suits them perfectly! Thank you! Julie
Beautiful pillows! I love those triangular buttons too.
A Lemon Squeezy Home says
I also wanted to add that I think that is such a fun idea for the fabric shop! What great choices too. Would you think it is too stiff for little girl apparel? Also, wear did you get your swimsuit from? I loved it on you:).
The Wearwithal says
I love this alteration to the classic envelope pillow cover.
Beautiful!! I love these pillow cases!!
SO cute, Delia! I've been noticing that the pillows on my couch are looking really dirty, so this came at the perfect time. 🙂
amazing fabric choices and tutorial! Timely too, as I've always been scared of home dec projects but we have no pillows on our couch now.
I am SO glad I came across this tutorial !!!! I have been torn between 3 fabrics for pillows for our new motorhome and I really didn’t want to make a ton of pillows just to use them all ! TFS These are beautiful !
Thank you Colleen! Enjoy cozy-ing up your motor home!
I have never made pillow covers. Going to try today after feeling confident from your tutorials. I was thinking this one could have the French seam all around it as well, like your other tutorial.
Awesome! It would work great with the french seam!