geometric cushion covers How To Make Your Own Pillows from DISH TOWELS {Part 2, in which you get to meet my special friend} pillow covers farmhouse

 geometric cushion covers     |      2020-01-19

Welcome back! When I last left you, I was explaining that I was completely stumped when it came time to closing my DIY throw pillow cover that I made from dish towels, which looked like this at that stage:

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If you missed Part 1 of this post, which walks you through the steps to get you to the point pictured above, you can check it outHERE.

I knew I did not want to see the stitching and I was pretty sure the stitch I wanted to use was called a blind stitch. Sogeometric cushion covers, I did what any good DIYer would do. I GOOGLED how to sew a blind stitch. I came across a wonderful tutorial by Amy at Positively Splendid {it's a fabulous blog that you should check out if you haven't already}. Click HERE to see Amy's tutorial. I also went on to YouTube and watched a few videos. It looked “;sew”; easy {pun intended}.

First, let's review what a beautiful blind stitch SHOULD look like. Here is how Amy's at Positively Splendid turned out. GORGEOUS.

Source: Positively Splendid

After struggling with my needle and thread for over 45 minutes, this is what mine looked like.

WOW. How bad is that?! Epic fail, folks. I quickly decided that hand sewing is NOT a talent I possess and moved to Plan B after using a seam ripper to eliminate the evidence of my epic fail and remove the not-at-all blind stitch.

PLAN B = MEET MY GOOD FRIEND, HEM TAPE!

Oh, how I love my special friend hem tape. It has helped me out of “;sew”; many binds. I followed the directions on the hem tape {basically: heat iron, place hem tape between pieces of fabric, iron to fuse surfaces, turn off iron, do happy dance}. And about 1 minute later, my beautifulpillow was done. A minute after that, my second beautiful pillow was done.

Ahhhh, thank you hem tape. I love you. I really do.

And here is the finished product. I LOVE the girls' dish towel pillows. Do you? Have any of you had better luck with sewing a blind stitch? What is your secret??? Is it magic?

PS- Do you see the adorable personalized pillows and upholstered headboards behind the finished dish towel pillows? We made those ourselves too! Tutorials coming soon, so please check back. Better yet, follow me on Facebook, Bloglovin, Twitter or Google so that you never miss a post.

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While I’m away attending and speaking at the BlogHer Conference (who’s idea was that anyway?) I’ve got an amazing team of bloggers who are willing to hold down the fort! Today’s Post: DIY Emergency Picnic Kit by Jenni at A Well Crafted Party has the cutest idea with a free printable! Great for gifts too! Jenni shared her DIY Sunscreen Station a few weeks ago and it was a hit!