The key to easy, embellished pillows? Fabrics with built-in details. A tuxedo shirt creates an elegant cover with a ready-made closure.
- Tuxedo shirt
- Disappearing-ink pen
- 12-inch pillow insert
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Tuxedo Pillow How-To
1. Press shirt with iron.
2. Using a ruler and disappearing-ink pen, mark a 13-inch square, centering it on the folds and buttons on the front of shirt. Cut out square from front and back of shirt. (If desired, cut a square from a different fabric for back of pillow.)
3. Place squares together, right sides facing; sew all edges with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Clip corners. Turn cover right side out through the opening at the front, and insert pillow form; button to close.