The pillows in my bedroom are in need of a makeover. Two of them do not have covers--and one is "leaking" stuffing. So when Caroline over at Atelier Caroline posted the tutorial on how to sew this pillow I was pretty excited and knew I wanted to try it out.
I found some pillowcases on clearance at Target (half of what the price tag says.) I used one of the pillowcases for this project. First I cut off the side seams. The bottom did not have a seam, I left it as one long piece of materail. Starting at one end I measured just like the tutorial says to--with one exception. Instead of making all of my lines the same distance apart I did some at 1.5 inches and some at 1. I only did this on the horizontal lines. The vertical lines were all 1.5 inches apart. Next I used the rest of the pillowcase to make the new pillowcase.
Can you see how some of the pleats are close together?
I did not press each pleat--because it is 100% cotton I didn't want it to be too rigid.
While I was taking pictures I looked out the window and saw this. The wind changed last night and the cold weather has arrived.
This is not a hard project, just a little time consuming.
Doesn't it look nice on my bed? Now I need to make another pillowcase for the other "caseless" pillow on my bed.