Quick Craft — Lace Curtains to Pillowcases

Our living room throw pillows needed an upgrade. At $20-30 a pop, I wasn’t about to buy two new ones, so I dug through my fabric stash and found an old lace curtain panel. Two cuts and four seams later I had a couple of gorgeous throw pillows. This was a great way to liven up my living room without breaking the bank. I just used the pillows we already had!

Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase

Here’s how.

Materials:

1 lace curtain panel

2 square pillow forms

straight pins

sewing machine

Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase

Directions:

Lay out your curtain panel on the floor and place your pillow on top of it to measure how much fabric to cut. If you have a removable slip cover on the pillow already, then remove it and use the cover as a guide. Cut the curtain widthwise, leaving a half an inch of seam allowance on the top and bottom edge.

Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase

I made an envelope slip cover, but instead of the envelope being on the back side, like most throw pillows, it is on the front because the lace trim is already a finished edge and it looks so pretty overlapped.

Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase

Lay your pillow on the long width of fabric and figure out how you want it to overlap. Fold one edge over the pillow and the other edge over. Mark where you folded and remove the pillow. Refold the lace and pin the raw edges in place.

Sew across both edges. Turn right side out and stuff your pillow inside. That’s it! Repeat with second pillow.

Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase Quick Craft -- Lace Curtains to Pillowcase

Questions? Leave me a comment!

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2 thoughts on “Quick Craft — Lace Curtains to Pillowcases”

    1. Thanks! It was more simple than I anticipated. You could use a piece of fabric and turn under the edges, but I loved that there were finished edges on the curtain already.
      I appreciate your commenting,
      Natasha

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