June 12, 2009

Crochet Pillow Cover Quandry

In reference to yesterday's post, I'd still like to crochet a cover for this pillow, but obviously the color would peek through just a bit from most any stitch I might use.

I was going to cover the pillow first with a solid cotton fabric and then make the crochet cover, but I just now had another idea. Would it be better to crochet the pillow cover and then line the cover itself?

I've never made a purse or anything that needed a lining, so I'm at a loss here. I suppose I could just crochet the two sides, attach fabric to the back of each, and then stitch together to complete the pillow cover.

Sound feasible?

7 comments:

Shana said...

I think that sounds totally feasible. But I think it would work either way. The stitches I was telling you about yesterday have a lot of spacing in them and I thought it would be really pretty to see a solid color peeking through the spaces. Now that I think about it, i bet it would look better if you lined the cover itself.

Keri said...

I've never made a pillow cover, so I can't give expert advice. Seems to me that sewing the cover for the pillow would be easier and with a contrasting color, it would look very nice. I've tried hand-stitching a fabric lining to the inside of a crocheted purse, and I wasn't really happy with the results. But, I'm not really a seamstress, so you might have better luck. Be sure to show us your result! :)

RecycleCindy said...

The yarn you chose looks like it will match your bed coverings very nicely. I think the slip cover over the pillow would be easier. It's not going to show anyway so just make a quick solid-colored pillow cover for your pillow. Then cover it with your pretty crocheted cover. It well look beautiful.

CapLady-Molly said...

I think it would look just fine to make a fabric cover for the pillow and then place the crocheted one on. My 2 cents worth anyway 8>)

Caroline said...

Hope to see more of you around again....please accept the blogger award on my blog!

Yarnjeannie said...

How did you make out with covering this pillow, Marie Ann? Can't wait to see the finished pillow!

Caroline said...

Hi marianne, thanks for your comment about my KSU afghan. If you go bck a few months on my blog you can see the progress of the afghan and I even have a short YouTube video on ther two that explains how I did it. Any more questions just ask away!!!