Update Home Decor with a Pillow Wrap

How To Make A Pillow Band Wrap by Nancy Zieman

Update Home Decor with a Pillow Wrap

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How To Make A Pillow Band Wrap by Nancy Zieman

You can easily change your home décor with a little fabric and a great embroidery design with this pillow wrap project. Embroider a seasonal motif on fabric or choose an elegant fabric design to complement your décor. Then, follow these simple directions to create a pillow wrap, or two! We’ve made this pillow wrap two-sided, which will save time, fabric, and add a splash to the family room all year ’round.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Create Pillow

  • Use the quilted fabric and hook & loop tape to create the pillow cover.
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  • Cut quilted fabric to the following sizes: Pillow Front: Cut one 19″ square. Pillow Back: Cut two 13″ x 19″ rectangles.
  • Serge or zigzag along one long edge of each pillow back rectangle.
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  • Center the hook side of hook and loop tape 1-1/2″ from one back finished edge, and pin. Center the loop side of hook and loop tape 1-1/2″ from one back finished edge, and pin.
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  • Fold finished edges 3″ toward the wrong side. Pin.
  • Use a 2″ seam allowance to hem.
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  • Overlap the pillow back pieces, aligning the hook and loop tape.
  • Baste the pillow back at each side.
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Note From Team Nancy
Eliminate wimpy pillow corners by removing excess fabric at each corner.
  • Measure in 1/2″ at each corner, front and back. Mark with a pen.
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  • Measure in 4″ from each edge and place a mark with a pen.

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  • Connect marks to make a small triangle wedge.
  • Remove excess fabric by cutting along marked line.

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  • Match right sides of pillow front and pillow back. Pin.

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  • Use a 1/2″ seam allowance to sew completely around the pillow.
Note From Team Nancy1
Remove excess batting from the corner areas.
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  • Turn the pillow right side out.
  • Insert pillow form.

Create the Two-Sided Decorative Pillow Wrap/Band

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  • Stitch your embroidery design to the center of the fabric band.

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  • Remove the tape and fabric band from the hoop.

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  • To make a reversible pillow wrap, use painter’s tape to center the second fabric band in the embroidery hoop.

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  • Select a second embroidery design to apply to the reverse fabric band. We chose Valentine hearts in three sizes.
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  • Remove tape and fabric from hoop.

Easily Create and Apply Piping Trim

  • For this step, cut two 2-3/4″ x 20″ crosswise fabric strips, and two 18-1/2″ piping lengths. To create piping, follow the instructions included with the Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping.
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  • Simply center the piping in the fabric strip and wrap fabric around the piping. Press.
  • Stop pressing 4″ from each piping end.
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  • At each end, cut fabric 1″ longer than piping.

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  • Fold each fabric end in half.
  • Fold a 45° angle, meeting the cut end with the edges.
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  • Press.
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  • Center and pin piping along the long edges of decorative bands.
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  • Use a zipper foot to baste the piping to the band.
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  • Matching right sides, join the decorative fabric bands along the top and bottom lengths. Stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
  • Leave a 4″ opening along one long edge.
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  • At opening, press seam allowances open.
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  • Pull one short end into the decorative band, matching seams and right sides together. Pin.
  • Keep the opening on the outside as you work.
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  • Use a 1/2″ seam allowance to completely sew around the short end.
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  • Turn the decorative band right side out through the opening.
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  • Press.
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  • Slip the band over the pillow. Voila!
  • How To Make A Pillow Band Wrap by Nancy Zieman
  • Sew a Pillow Wrap for any holiday or occasion!

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1 Comment

  • Susan Du
    December 11, 2021

    Love this idea!

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