Patty thought pleats were pleasing and so put plenty on her projects. I think pleats are one of the coolest ways to add a bit o' pizazz. I still have to pause and really think them through every time I start， but as soon as they're pinned in place， I look again and it's like， 'Duh! That was easy.' So don't you be put off by pleats. We have easy step-by-step directionspersonalized baby gifts， and throw in a few diagrams and plenty of pictures for good measure. The combination of the pleats with the natural linen and Michael Miller's bold black and white accent fabric makes a very elegant statement. I think the statement would be， 'Good gracious that's a lovely pillow. I think I'll make one for me.'
Our project calls for an invisible zipper， and we do have a great tutorial on this technique. However， if you just don't feel you're ready， you could omit the zipper， and simply leave a opening to turn the pillow right side out and hand stitch the opening closed. It makes laundering a challenge， but you're neat and tidy... right？funny cushion covers
Our thanks to Michael Miller Fabrics for providing us with an awesome selection of fabrics from their brand new Black and White Collection. Look for it in stores or online for your Spring sewing， including from our friends at Fat Quarter Shop.
We made this lumbar pillow a little larger than the standard lumbar pillow form you can purchase. When this happens， it’s real easy to make your own pillow form to whatever size and shape you need.
Cut muslin pieces (as if you were going to make a pillow out of it) about a ？” larger than your actual pillow size. Sew around the edges with a ？” seam allowance， leaving an opening for turning right side out. Stuff with polyester fiber fill， or your favorite filler， to your desired plumpness and slip stitch the opening to complete. Insert as you would a regular store-bought pillow form.
Contributors Project Design： Alicia Thommas Sample Creation and Instructional Editing： Jodi Kelly
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