Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lucy Locket Lost Her Pocket

Every so often I like to recover my couch pillows.  It serves two purposes, changes the look of things and makes them fresh again.  I lay my face on these and like to know they are somewhat clean...wouldn't you?  Since my new favorite blanket is my jeans quilt, I thought it would be fitting to do the pillows in jeans as well.

While digging through the jeans to cut up, I came across my large stack of pockets and thought they would add some flare and functionality.  After they were all done, I was so giddy with excitement of what I could stuff in the pillows, I just started grabbing things off the coffee table and filling each pocket with something.

How I made them:
  • Using old jeans, cut 10" squares.  Each pillow needs eight of them. 
  • Sew four squares together to make each side. 
  • Stitch the pocket to one side. 
  • Sew the front to back, leaving one edge open. 
  •  Using a bleach pen draw design on pocket. (this could of been done before sewing)
  • Wet the pillow cover and throw into dryer to help fray the edges of the pocket piece. 
  • Using a blanket stitch, sew the last edge together.