I'm going backward. I had finished this post but, the longer I looked at these pillows the more plain they became. I made a flower and added it to the corner.........Now I think I'm finished! Again! My A D D must be in overdrive today...lol!
I wanted new pillows for my couch. Just can't find what I want. I picked up a white sheet from Wal-Mart for $4.00. I thought I would do a quick post on how to make pleats for pillows. These pleats are so pretty and feminine.First, I laid the sheet out and measured in 4and 1/2 inches. I cut all the way around leaving this piece. One edge is already finished. I decided on one inch pleats, then cut out a piece of cardboard to wrap the fabric over.
After lapping the fabric I slip out the cardboard and do a second.
Then I iron them down to make sharp creases. After this I pinned each pleat to hold them in place, then ran a seam down the entire piece.
I took the sheet folded it and split it in half. After this I ran one side through the machine making a cylinder. I placed the pleats inside the cylinder, and ran a seam along the edge. I took another pleated piece and had to sew it to one side. After that I stuffed the pillow inside and hand stitched it closed.