A cheerful gingham throw pillow adds a cozy feel to any room.
- Yarn in two different colors
- 4-inch loom
- Soft fabric backing
- Sewing machine
We created this cloth-backed removable pillow cover from squares made with two yarns in varying combinations: 4 in solid cream, 9 in solid green, 6 checked with a green base, and 6 checked with a cream base.
For an 18-inch-square pillow, you'll need an 18 1/2-inch square made from 5 rows of 5 stitched-together swatches from a 4-inch loom, plus two 18 1/2-by-13-inch rectangles of soft fabric in a coordinating color for the backing.
Hem one long side of each fabric piece: Fold edge over by 1/2 inch two times; machine-sew fold in place.
Lay both fabric pieces, wrong sides up, on the square of woven swatches so unhemmed lengths of fabric align with woven material's edges; the fabric pieces should overlap at center (this will form an opening to slip pillow into). Machine-sew perimeter with seams 1/2 inch in from edge.
Snip tips of corners at an angle. Turn right side out, and insert pillow. Follow yarn manufacturer's washing instructions.