You all know burlap is kind of a big deal right now. People are putting burlap on everything. Which is totally cool with me; I like burlap. It's so earthy and full of texture.
While I was shopping at my favorite produce stand a few weeks ago, I spotted some burlap up on a shelf. It turned out there was a pile of potato sacks for sale. Score! Cheap burlap with added print and color.
I bought one sack for $2.99. When I got home a threw my burlap on the floor of my craft room/sewing room/ office and totally forgot about it. Then one day a naked pillow form was staring me in the face, begging to be covered. So, I obliged.
I folded the potato sack in half before I started stitching. That way the pillow cover is double-layered and you can't see any of the white pillow form.
I didn't use the sewing machine at all. I pushed the pillow down into the bottom corner of the potato sack so that half the stitching was already done. Then I cut around the excess material, folded over the edges, and used hemp to stitch it all together.
You can see in the back it's a little ragged. I already know of a couple of things I'd like to do differently next time, but this one turned out nicely, in my opinion.
It's a perfect compliment to my favorite chair.
So, if you like burlap and/or you like contests, check out these two sites where you can buy or win some burlap.