This is a second project using the Irome series of fabric. From the collection, the winter fabric was selected today. It has a soft tone with a winter snowscape in mind. A handmade craft artist and popular blogger, Yuki Inomata, aka neige+（which means snow in French, the same name as Irome Winter’s theme）is introducing an easy-to-make throw pillow cover. This cover does not even require a zipper! A leather tag accent adds Yuki’s stylish flair.
Fabric shown for this sample:Irome HFG-101
□ Fabric:(Front fabric A) 20cm×50cm
(Front fabric B) 10cm×50cm
(Front fabric C, Back fabric right) 50cm×50cm
(Front fabric D) 20cm×20cm
(Front fabric E) 20cm×20cm
(Back fabric left) 30cm×50cm
□ Tag: about 8cm x 6cm – one piece
We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Yuki Inomata (YI): The overall tone is quiet with soft colors. I decided to incorporate its original material with a leather accent, trying to maintain the feel of the fabric.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
YI: I think that the fabric in soft color tones looks unified when used for a bigger item than for small goods.
Rather than combining it with other colors, I wanted to incorporate these six colors for a coordinated look. Accent stitches and the fabric’s balanced combination make this piece special.
KF: What are some tips for making this throw pillow?
YI: For items like pillow cases with visible inside seams, it is recommended to serge the seam or finish with zigzag stitches. Afterwards adding sewing stitches at 2mm from the edge will create a clean finish.
KF: How should we incorporate this throw pillow in your room interior decor?
YI: Place several pillows in different colors in a place where families gather like living room. It will make the room look really cheerful and is highly recommended!
KF: Thank you very much, Yuki! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
How to make Throw pillow cover
Place the fabric as shown in the picture.
Sew together the pieces and press down the seam to one side as shown.
Press down the seams of the sewn pieces (right side and left side) to the fabric with flower prints. Run a stitch over.
As an accent, run random stitches in brown tone thread over the white part of the fabric.
Select a thin and soft leather tag. Stamp with alphabet letters and stitch over the fabric.
The front fabric is now complete.
Double-fold one side of the seam.
After stitching, layer the pieces in the order shown in the photo.
Pay attention to the location where three pieces are layered. Pin them together securely.
Fold the corners as shown and turn it inside out. Press with iron to align the shape to finish.