Showing posts with label Make your own pillow case. Show all posts
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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Petal Pillow Cases - Tutorial


It's only 7 weeks until Christmas and this week I thought I'd better get started on getting some gifts together. I love to make my gifts, but more often than not I find that I don't leave myself enough time.

So I can proudly say - after an hour playing with my scrap box (which is overflowing these days), some flisofix and 2 pillow cases I picked up from Target - I produced two sweet petal pillow cases to help kick off my Christmas present making!

The pillows were really simple to make. So I've included a quick 'how to' if you are interested in trying them yourself. 

Things you will need:
  • 2 pillow cases
  • flisofix (double sided iron on)
  • protractor (to draw the petals) or you can use a plate!
  • scraps of fabric in whatever colours you want to use
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • scissors


1. Chose a variety of fabrics for the petals, to give it that sweet vintage look. My fabrics were already cut in strips. Just make sure they are large enough to correspond with your petal size. See step 3.

2. Iron the scraps onto a piece of flisofix (try not to waste any space if you can).

3. Cut out 12 petals. I made my petals using a protractor to draw a circle and then divided it into 4 petals. But you can easily freehand the petal... its up to you. My petals are 41/2" long. 

4. Next lay out your petals across the end of the pillow case and pin in your desired design. I also used a water soluble pen to mark each end point (in case they moved when I was sewing them).

5. Iron each petal into place (making sure you first remove the paper on the back of the flisofix!), then sew around each one with a zig-zag stitch to secure it. Make sure you do a little back stitch at the beginning and end to secure the stitching.

6. If you used the water soluble pen - you can now give the petals a light spray to dissolve the pen marks. Give the pillow cases a good and you're all finished!!!! 

Now you can admire them on the bed in your space room and wonder if you couldn't just keep them for yourself instead of giving them away (like I am!!!).

Caity x