Every year, Kevin Sharkey has a summer fling with cool, colorful seersucker -- and the easy decorations it brings to his home. It feels good, can vary in scale, works well with other fabrics, and lends itself to a lot of different forms, be it a bed skirt, a pillow cover, or a napkin.
Doubling the sleeve's thickness gives it heft and will keep it from slipping off the pillow.
Tools and Materials
Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Snaps or Velcro fasteners
- Decide how wide you want the sleeve, and then measure around the pillow. Add 1 inch to length to account for overlap at closure. Using that measurement, cut 2 pieces.
- Pin together with right sides facing. Leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance, stitch along 1 short and 2 long sides. Turn right side out, iron unfinished edges in 1/4 inch, and sew shut.
- Pin ribbon to long sides, with 1/2 inch of ribbon showing. Stitch in place.
- Sew snaps or Velcro fasteners to short sides, for securing sleeve around pillow.