You can place whatever you choose in the pocket. We chose to use fall leaves, cut from a piece of fabric fused to interfacing, so that it wouldn't ravel.)
Step 1: Cut Sheer Fabric
Step 2: Hem One Edge
Step 3: Make the Pocket
Step 4: Match Up Sheer Fabric to Solid Fabric
Step 5: Stitch Fabrics Together
Step 7: Sew Pocket Onto Pillow
Step 8: Attach Top of Solid Fabric to Pillow
Step 9: Reinforce Your Stitches
Produced by Todd Moore
Cut a square of the sheer fabric to fit in the center of your pillow. You will need a 1/2" hem allowance on all 4 sides.
Make a tiny hem on one edge, turning under two times and stitch down.
To make the pocket, cut another square of fabric (perhaps a solid), the same size as the transparent pocket. Turn under the top edge 1/2". Press.
Place the square of sheer fabric over the square of solid fabric, with both matching at the top.
Pin the sheer and solid fabrics together, placing the hemmed sheer over the solid with the edge turned under. Stitch the three remaining sides, using 3/8" seam allowance. Then press 1/2" under on three sides.
Place the pocket on your pillow fabric, being careful to leave the same margin on all sides. Pin in place and sew down the three sides.
For the top side, pin the solid lining piece to the pillow and stitch it down, carefully pulling the sheer out of the way.
Press the pocket. Add reinforcing stitches at the two upper corners.
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