Make These Farmhouse Style Tassel Pillows

2 Materials
2 Hours
If you enjoy Farmhouse Style, you'll love these pillow covers! I used ticking fabric from Magnolia Home and added a soft touch with corner tassels. They're easy to make and were the perfect addition to our modern farmhouse style kitchen.
Supplies needed:
  • 1 yard of 54″ fabric. I used Magnolia Home Fashions Tybee Upholstery Fabric in Denim
  • Two 18″ pillow forms.
  • Approx. 100 yds of Super Chunky Yarn of your choice for the tassels. I used Buttercream Alpaca Solid yarn in the color Cream.
  • 5″ wide piece of scrap cardboard
  • sewing scissors, thread, sewing machine, sewing needle, measuring tape, pins, iron

You'll begin by cutting the fabric as follows:
  • cut 1 piece that is 19″ square (this will be the front of your pillow cover)
  • cut 2 pieces that are 19″ x 13 1/2″
For each pillow cover, take the 2 pieces that are 19″ x 13 1/2″ and press the long edge in 1/4″ toward the wrong side, then another 1/4″ with an iron. We will be using these two pieces to make an envelope closure on the back of the pillow cover.

Each piece should look like the above photo.

Sew up this pressed hem about 1/4″ in for each envelope piece.
Next, pin these two hemmed pieces to the one 19″ square fabric piece, Right sides together and overlapping. If you’re using striped fabric like I did, make sure the stripes are going the same direction for all pieces.

Also, make sure the hemmed edges are in the middle, and the raw edges are at the pillow edge (see above).

Sew a 1/2″ seam along the outer edge of the entire pillow. Trim corners.

Remove pins, turn right side out, and press seams.

The pillow cover is complete, so now you can make the 4 tassels that will be attached to each corner.
Next, you'll make 4 yarn tassels for each corner of the pillow.

Starting with the end of your yarn at the bottom of your 5″ cardboard piece, start wrapping the yarn around the 5″ of cardboard 30 times. Trim the last wrapped yarn piece at the bottom of the cardboard.
Tuck a string of yarn under the top of the wrapped yarn and tie a knot there.
Cut the yarn across the bottom of the cardboard and then tighten the top knot.
Remove the tassel from the cardboard, then secure a string of yarn around the middle of the tassel, closer to the top. Tie it very tightly.

Once you have 4 of these tassels made, secure them tightly to each corner of your pillow cover by hand-sewing them on. Sew under and around the top knot of the tassel. Feel free to tuck in and trim any loose yarn pieces.
Repeat the same steps for subsequent pillows, and you’re finished!

Simply slide in the pillow forms into the envelope closure on the back of each pillow cover.
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