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DIY: Easy Sewing - Pocket Pillows

Let Me be clear. I don't sew much. I don't make my own clothes or who up curtains in my free time (yet). This is a very basic tutorial on how a non-sewer can make very inexpensive pillow covers with an hour and some cute fabric. Here we go!

First, you have to find a pillow form and the right fabric. If found this fun print at Hobby Lobby.

You need the form first to know how much fabric to buy. Measure your pillow's circumference and add 6" for our seams and overlap.

Iron your fabric so it's nice and flat before we begin pinning.

First, we are going to pin the entire perimeter (all 4 edges), and run them all through the sewing machine to create the hem.

Iron the edges again.

Lay the fabric right side up and fold two of the opposite ends in toward the middle, overlapping them by 3-4". Measure the new width of the pillow case as it lays flat to ensure its within 1" of the pillow form's width. Depending on how wide your original seams are, you just want to check and see that the  folded pillowcase won't be too small now. 

Pin the open sides. Now you should have a pocket that the pillow will go into.
Sew the two sides closed, running your machine over the corners a couple of times to enforce the seam.

Iron the pillow case while inside out. 

Turn the entire piece right side out and carefully stuff in the new pillow, being sure not to overstretch the pillow case, tearing out any seams. Smooth the pillow form inside and you have your new pillow.

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