Handsome Belted Pillow
Cinch a leather belt securely around a tassel-trimmed, linen sleeve surrounding a silk pinstripe pillow for an unexpected touch of masculinity. Shorten the belt by carefully trimming off the excess with a crafts knife; add holes with a leather punch.
Quantities specified are for 52/54-inch-wide fabrics. All measurements include 1/2-inch seam allowances unless otherwise noted. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
Cut the fabrics
From striped silk, cut:
Two 29x15-inch rectangles
From linen, cut:
One 14x29-inch rectangle
From knotted fringe trim, cut:
Two 30-inch lengths
Assemble the pillow
- Sew the striped silk rectangles together, leaving an 18-inch opening along one long side; turn. Insert the pillow form through the opening; hand-stitch the opening closed.
- Turn each long edge of the linen rectangle under 1 inch; press. Fold rectangle in half with right side inside. Sew the short ends together to make a tube and turn right side out.
- Stitch one length of knotted fringe trim to each edge of the linen tube. Slip the tube over the striped silk pillow.
- Wrap the belt around the pillow; buckle. If necessary for a tight fit, punch additional holes in the leather and carefully trim the excess leather with a crafts knife.