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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!

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  2. such a great idea for a quick switcharoo!

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

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  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!

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  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

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