Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tutorial: Quick Envelope Pillow Case

Last week I scored a bunch of pillows 2 for 6$ and I thought it would be fun to have some pretty pillows. These were so easy to make that I made an entire pillow case while talking to my MIL about the father's day lunch plans (it was only a 10 minute conversation) nice right? Any ways, ever since I made these six I've been envisioning many more pillow cases in my future, you know say for all the holidays, parties, seasons. The next WILL be Harry Potter themed eeek I'm so excited I just need to find a second to make them. Any ways. Here's how I did it. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

 What You Need
  •  Pillow form (I used a 17" pillow)
  • Fabric (half a yard will do for pillows 18" and smaller)

What To Do
  1.  Cut the fabric. For a 17" pillow you need a piece of fabric 17X38 inches big. For other sized pillows you need the fabric to be the size of the pillow side (in my case 17") by the side times 2 plus 4 more inches. So for mine it was 17" by (17X2)+4
  2. Finish the short edges of the fabric.
  3. Fold one side under and hem. This is for the side of the fabric that will show on the outside.
  4. Fold the fabric in on both ends (right side of the fabric inside) so that there is a square the size of the pillow in the middle. For mine this means that I folded each end in 10.5". There should be a couple of inches of overlap. Iron or pin in place.
  5. Sew across the top and bottom. 
  6. Flip inside out and stuff the pillow into the pillow case.

Yup it was that quick. Don't blame me if you end up making a stack of them, I know I couldn't stop myself.

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