Now that I have my lovely entryway bench, I needed some pillows for it. I made this pillow with a placemat I bought from Target.
But it still needed more. I knew what I wanted and I needed it to be durable since it was going to be in the entryway and that area sees a lot of traffic. I remembered I had bought some dropcloth when I painted my kitchen but I never used it
I didn't want to mess with a zipper so I decided to made an envelope-type pillowcase cover. I cut one piece for my front and then two pieces for the back (to make the envelope part). I am not going to reinvent the wheel. I you want to know what an envelope pillowcase is and/or how to make one, Pinterest has that covered.
I decided to cut a Wisconsin state out of the front. To get the template, I just pulled up a map of WI on my computer, traced around it and cut it out of a piece of paper. Then I laid it on the pillow front and traced it.
And cut it out.
Then I pinned a piece of duck canvas to the back of the pillow front so that when I flip it over, it is covering the WI cutout.
And then I used my
While I toil away on projects, this is what my little shadow is doing right behind me.
Ok, ok. Back to the pillow...
Then I cut out a little red felt heart and sewed it in the general area of Madison. After making my back envelope, I sewed the front and back together and stuffed an old throw pillow in it. And there you have it.