ChocolateMoltenCakes
ciderdonuts1
Fall baking
orange striped cupcake papers
packaging
IMG7
fall baking gallery
IMG6
gift wrapping candle
IMG5
baking
tour our
follow our home addition project

Monday, March 12, 2012

Home : How to Make a Pillow Case (without a zipper, in 10 minutes)

How to Make a Pillow Case
without a zipper, in 10 minutes
As I confessed in my "Fresh Face for Spring" post, I like to replace my pillow cases in our living room every season.  As you might imagine, this could get quite expensive.  Yes, it could.  But not for me.  This Spring I made 2 cases for our living room out of 1/2 yard of fabric ($15) without any zippers or buttons.  The entire project took me 20 minutes for two pillows.  They completely transformed our living room from the dark days of Winter.  I encourage you to try it!  And so you actually do... Here's the DIY template I designed for you :
 

I made two versions - one with horizontal strips and one with vertical.


Measure the fabric so it 8 inches longer that twice the width.


And 1 inch longer than the length.



Fold back 2 inches on each side - fabric right side down. 


Now, flip the fabric right side up.  You'll sew the pillow inside out, then inverse it.


Be sure to press all of the seams- by the way, I love my Rowenta iron.  They are the best.


Sew the two side seams.

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:29 PM

    YES! This is exactly what I need because I hate sewing buttonholes and zippers. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. such a great idea for a quick switcharoo!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful tutorial! I can't wait to get busy. Love your site. You are my latest bookmark!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this pillow DIY! Cute idea! I used to make my own pillow covers back int he day when I thought I was Martha Stewart! Those were the days....I think you have inspired me to take another shot at it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your tutorial is great! I am going to try it for the next pillows that I make. I just made some the other day and they are on my blog. I had to sow mine by hand b/c I don't have a sewing machine sadly. But if I keep these projects up I might need to invest in one. Any suggestions?
    xoxo
    Magda
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com/2013/01/pillows.html

    ReplyDelete

m38

The Everyday Occasions Store:
m15
m16
m18
IMG23
home entertaining and ifestyle expert
pinterest
twitter
instagram
my email newsletter
rss feed
facebook
my tablet +
m37
IMG36352
m45
m65
chocolate molten cakes in cupcake
miss emma
thanksgiving
fall decor
IMG8
IMG9
fall dinner
chili1
squashdip1
My fall
DIYThanksgivingCenterpiec1
Fall table
pecan1
thanksgiving
shortribs1
Fall dinner Recipe gallry
IMG10
fall entertaining
IMG11
linen Tea Towels &
IMG12
chestnut & fig
IMG13
my favorite fall candles
houseplancabinets1
IMG14
IMG15
Halloween
IMG16
IMG17
fall packaging
IMG18
Orange linen
pumpkin tags
IMG19
batsugarcookies1
bat sugar cookies
IMG20
halloween sprinkles
IMG21
trick or treat tags
IMG22
new!  printable recipes
SHOP
the everyday occasions halloween collection...
ChocolateMoltenCakes everyday new!  printable recipes
Subscribe