Me too! I fell in love!
I have been looking for a theme for our living room that would be both chic with a bit of a masculine twist for Jake.
I found some pillows on Etsy but nothing exactly how I invisioned. Plus I wanted two different silhouettes.
First I picked out my material...
I didn't mind the cost for them to last longer!
I used the current pillow covers to come up a template; so helpful!
I started by turning my fabric in on itself, pattern sides facing each other. I cut enough fabric to leave a 1/4" to 1" of extra fabric around the edges for my seam. To save myself some sewing I didn't sew on the folded side, because it wasn't necessary.
To insure your hidden zipper is accessible you need to make sure your zipper pull is also facing the inside, with the pattern portion, of the pillow.
The sides of the pillow I sewed a 1/4'' seam down. I only had to sew two sides and the bottom with the zipper because I used the top as the fold.
Once the pillow is flipped right side out the seams disappear and the zipper is hardly visible.
It was much easier to figure out while looking at the original pillow cases that the couch came with. Thank goodness for those!
I choose my deer silhouettes from Google.
I believe I just searched deer silhouettes; there were plently to choose from.
I chose the bottom two images, one of a doe and fawn and the other of a buck.
Don't you love learning from my mistakes?
I loved my second option though...
I bought some stiff, felt like mustard fabric. I got it at Joeanne's for $5.00 ish...sorry, that is just a guess.
I got out my images and traced larger versions on my felt, cut them out and positioned them where I wanted, grabbed my fabric glue and smothered that baby down. I also did some securing stiches around the outline of my silhouetes.
I am happy to say that I have had them for a couple months now and they are holding up fantastically!
I believe it was $50 ish total for the four pillows; zippers & material.
If you look for pillows in retail stores one pillow can easily be $30 if not more.
Pretty happy with myself...