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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Daybed Cover and Pillows

I have one more fabulous 'win' to show you soon, but that will have to wait. Today I thought I would give you a quick peek at a commission project I did a few weeks ago for Nancy K. She needed a daybed cover and some pillows for her basement family room that is used a lot by her children and their friends for hanging out and having sleepovers and such. It had to be durable and it had to be plain, not too frilly and girly, since she has a teenage son and three girls using it.

We went shopping and settled on a rich maroon cotton duck cloth for the cover - very durable and lends itself nicely to a tailored look, besides being very gender neutral. Then we picked out some fun fabrics for pillow cases and pillow covers.

After taking measurements and working out the design in my head, then re-working it on paper several times, I rearranged my sewing space so that my ping-pong table could hold the weight of all that heavy fabric while I sewed. Then after several days of some serious sewing, this is what I came up with...

Daybed Cover and PillowsIt's a tailored daybed cover made just like a fitted sheet underneath with elastic on all four corners, and then on the two ends and the front, it has panels that go right to the floor to hide the springs and the trundle bed. I'll work up a tutorial on how to make this fitted daybed cover with elastic corners soon.

Daybed Cover and PillowsAnd here's a quick peek at the four pillowcases along the back which I made using the same method I used for the backyard fun pillowcases, only I made the trim piece a bit wider to show off the fabric a little better.

Nancy had three old throw pillows that didn't really match anything in her house anymore, so I made covers for those to match her new daybed set. Those are the three pillows in the front. I'll be sharing a tutorial on how I gave new life to these old pillows soon as well.

I've been busy working on several other commission projects and still have more to do, so I'll be showing those very soon, along with some simple tutorials so you can do them too!

Happy Stitching!

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