Thursday, July 2, 2015

No Sew Pillowcase

Hi there! I do not know how to sew, so I'm always looking for easy no-sew projects.  Today I made this super easy pillowcase cover!

You will need the following supplies:

- 18"x42" piece of fabric (Each Ben Franklin store has pieces of fabric in different patterns and designs)
- 1 Crafter's Choice Pillow Insert, 14"x14"
- Stitch Witchery
- An iron

First, you will need to trim the length of your fabric to about 33".  It should be just long enough to overlap by a few inches when you fold the two ends over the pillow. 

Place your fabric patterned side down on an ironing board.  Cut a strip of Stitch Witchery for each side of your fabric.  Starting with one side, fold over the edge about an inch.  Place a piece of Stitch Witchery inside the fold.  Press down on the fold with an iron (my iron was set to Cotton).  Hold the iron there for about 10 seconds.  Do not slide the iron, just press.  Do this on all 4 sides of your fabric then flip it over and iron the back side of your edge as well.  Test it to make sure that your bond is secure. 


When you are done flip it back over so that the patterned side is down again.  It should look like this:

Now, place your pillow on the fabric.  Fold up each side and pull so that your pillow is snug inside.  Carefully measure how much your ends overlap.  Unfold and remove the pillow.  Now refold so that the ends overlap at the same measurement you just measured. 

Cut 2 pieces of Stitch Witchery, one for each side of the pillow.  Starting with one edge, place the Stitch Witchery between the seams and iron.  Repeat on the other side.  DO NOT bond the center overlapping section as that is how you will insert your pillow.  Once your seams are bonded, turn your cover inside out so that your pattern is on the outside. Add any embellishments before you insert the pillow.  I made mine monogrammed using felt. 

There you have it! Have fun making your new no-sew pillowcases and until next time, happy crafting!

Rachel @ Mapunapuna

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