Today’s post is really two tutorials in one: how to sew a silk pillowcase from a scarf and how to make DIY pillow forms.
I love me some silk scarves, and vintage linens in general and my walls back up that statement. Since I can’t wallpaper my whole house with silk scarves, I’ve been trying to think up ways to display my vintage linens that don’t involve jumbo or custom picture frames.
Enter the silk pillowcase. This is a simple simple project that’ll teach you how to take a vintage silk scarf and turn it into a simple silk pillowcase to cover over a DIY pillow form. Learning how to make a pillow form is a basic home decor sewing project. DIY pillow forms are less expensive than store bought ones. Even better? You can customize the size on your DIY pillowcase to fit your silk pillowcase perfectly.
The end result will be a beautiful statement cushion that’ll rival anything you could plonk down big money for. And when people inevitably admire it, you’ll be proudly able to say, “Yeah, made it myself”.
So grab your vintage Vera and let’s get to working on how to sew a silk pillowcase.