Home decor is definitely not a strength of mine. I don't really get overly excited about making pillows, throws, runners, tablecloths, etc. Just not my thing. But, sometimes you need them, and when you're too thrifty to spend for something that could be made quite easily...
So far, I made two pairs of pillow covers. One pair was knit using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, a super chunky yarn that requires size 13 needles. One is just a plain garter stitch and the other is a 2x2 basketweave-type of stitch. Both have zipper closures and are machine-washable.
The other pair is a patchwork-type of design using scraps of kasuri fabrics, which are Japanese ikat-woven fabrics. I have a large stash that I received from my grandmother. I made a quilt with some of them, and now the scraps have turned into pillow covers. The red stripes are scraps of bias silk charmeuse that I stitched on after the kasuri pieces were sewn together. I think my grandmother would approve!
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