Sadly this project has been about three years in the making. Not that is was at all difficult, it probably took me 30 min to complete. So I guess pretty much it is something I had been planning to do but just never got
around to. I’m sure NONE of you guys ever do anything like that.
Many moons (aprox. 3 years) ago my dear friend Rachel went to New York. She brought back for me a cute NYC map handkerchief. Now seeing as I am not Kathleen Kelly I didn’t intend to use it as an actual handkerchief, but I knew I wanted to do something fun with it. I decided it would make a fun pillow, and it was the right color scheme to match my apartment. Perfect.
I used the measurements and basic steps from this post. But instead of having one piece of fabric I had three. I just cut two additional strips of fabric that would be the back. After hemming the edges I just sewed them up the sides, only really adding one additional step to the instructions I was following. I used a bright turquoise on the back to add a pop of color, and because that is what I had on hand. It would have also been fun with a colored print.
A simple way to not only update my couch, but also put to good use a great souvenir!
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