My mom asked me a few weeks ago if I could make her some throw pillow covers out of some old pillows she had. She wanted them to be a chocolate brown. The pillows themselves were a tad misshaped, but I figured I could make something nice.
At first I was just going to make a regular pillow case and not do an envelope or anything. But, then my mom (who, likes things clean!) said, "how will I wash them?" So, I decided to do envelope pillows. I am not experienced much with zippers and my mom didn't want anything fancy.
But, then I was looking at patterns I noticed that pillows with piping look so much more complete - almost store bought. So, I taught myself how to make piping and here's how things came out:
The one on the left is the first one. The pillow kind of has "dog ears", not too bad, but I wondered why it turned out like that when I did a perfect square, and rounded the corners. It turns out you need to round the corners a lot more when doing a "square" pillow due to the way the pillow will puff up. Makes sense if you think about it. So, on the second one, I did that and it turned out better.
The one on the right though looks a little smaller because of this, even though the dimensions were exactly the same.