Make The Easiest Zippered Throw Pillow Cover & 3 Book Winners Announced!

Find out which three readers (is it YOU?) scored FREE copies of Brett Bara's "Sewing in a Straight Line," watch a video tutorial, and see if my attempt at this pillow cover is a dream or a dud.
Publish date:
September 30, 2011
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Well, I have to say I'm a little sad to see National Sewing Month end, but it will live on in all of our hearts. And right now my heart is hearting this video tutorial by Brett Bara demonstrating a pattern from her book for the "World's Easiest Zippered Throw Pillow."

I love how she immediately nails me with the fear of zippers. OMG, have I ever gone to great, ridic and unnessesary lengths to avoid putting in zippers. Not any more! This project goes straight to the top of my DIY holiday-gifts-to-make list.

My in-laws are hardcore Irish Catholic throw pillow people, you don't even know. And don't bring it up to my husband; he insists that too many pillows "break" a couch and if you put the pillows from the couch on the floor, then the floor is "broken."

I actually like that shtick quite a bit, but back to business.


I'll tell you. Or show you. The following three lovely and beautiful xoJane readers (selected by random number generator) have won copies of "Sewing in a Straight Line" by Brett Bara:

Congratulations, WINNERS! And a GIANT thank you to everyone who commented and entered. I wish I had something to give you all, besides a tiny piece of my soul.

Claire, Juliette R, and elizahyde, please send your names and addresses to so that we can send your awesome books to you.

I expect you three to sew me insanely cute thank-you cards.

Now on to MY pillow. I used a vintage children's jungle print medium weight upholstery fabric. So beyond. I've been saving it for something special and I'm super duper pleased with my Brett Bara pillow. What do you think?

I'm sad you can't see my soft-serve ice cream lamp better, but hubba hubba, right?

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