Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Easy Pillowcase Update

pillowcase ideas

To have a duvet finished you must have matching pillows with the fabric matching. Alright you don't have to but I wanted to but since I transformed curtains into a duvet, it leaves me without pillow cases to go with them and some extra fabric, believe it or not. No fear, I have a solution that make pillowcases that go with the duvet I sewed together with still using left over fabric from the curtains. It doesn't take much to transform a pillowcase and give it a little update so it will be a pretty simple task especially if you know how to use a sewing machine. (I say that as if I am a pro... but I am not... I am still learning.)

I bought these white pillowcases from Dollarama fro $2.00. I know, white is a risky choice with having a toddler but I have two extra pillowcase that I originally bought for the pillow cozy project that I was creating for my sister's top bunk. Why not use them right? 


There is little loops on my curtain fabric so I cut them off.


Using the fabric from the curtains (the fabric that would have been used to hold the turns open) I pinned it to the top of the opening part of the white pillowcase. Since the curtain fabric was already sewed together it saved me from having to do that myself. 


I pinned only the top and side of the pillowcase. All the places that I am going to be sowing.


Then it is time to put the foot to the peddle. Actually it took longer than I wanted to sow. I ran out of the bobbin thread and forgot the write down the instructions on how to refill or even loop the thing. Spent a long of Youtube time searching for how to do it. I finally found something and learned how. After all that I was finally ready to use the sowing machine.  


After sewing the sides of both pillowcases they were finally done.


I love how it looks like it actually came with the duvet.






I think these pillowcases need a simple saying on it like 'good morning beautiful' or 'mine'. Until I figure out what I want my pillows to say I will enjoy a my sleep on my new pillows.  



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4 comments:

  1. That is a great idea and no panicking about not having matching cases. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting Bobbi :) I agree, now there is no panicking.

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  2. That's cute,and a great way to tie them together!

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