The pillowcases are necessary to protect and at the same time decorate the pillows as we can get with the sofa covers with regard to the sofa, and although we can find many models in home stores, we can also try to make them with our own. own means. So let’s see below, how to make pillowcases: ideas and decoration.
Pillowcases are items that can add a level of aesthetics and very special personalization of your room. However, it is often difficult find an appropriate design or measures in shops. The good thing is that they are very easy to do, if you find yourself in this situation today we will teach you how to make basic and decorative pillowcases.
How to make pillow cases
For a simply designed pillow, the most important step is, without a doubt, choose the fabric. All the magic of the blanket will reside there, whether for its touch, its comfort and, of course, its color. Regarding the latter, it is better to choose according to the tones of the room and also the bedding. We don’t want a pillow that doesn’t fit. You will have to also make sure it is easy to wash fabricat least if you plan to use it for sleeping and it is also an easy to sew or handle fabric Because if you choose a very thick one, you may tire of the effort you will have to put in to sew it.
To make the pillow we will need it two yards of fabric. Once we have it, the first step is to cut it to the size we want (or the size of our pillow). There it mainly depends on the size of our bed but generally, for a pillowcase, a piece of 115 × 90 centimeters. Cut the fabric to the correct size. When cutting, be sure to respect the texture and pattern of the fabric, if it has patterns.
he the second step is to fold the fabric in half lengthwise so that the reverse, the unfinished part, faces out. Now we will sew on the longer side then by one of the shorts. To sew it, we can do it both by hand how to use a sewing machine and remember to use a discreet thread, so that it does not appear on the fabric. If you know how to sew, you can try making a nice type of stitch, like the scallop stitch, but if you want to sew the fabric without the stitch being noticed, it will only be enough. sew with a basic inside seam stitch.
After we have sewn all the indicated sides together, one of the sides should have been opened, in which we will need to hem. Beginning with a fold in centimeters and a half then iron it and leave the mark. Then we make a second fold, this time of eight centimeters, and we iron it. It will now be the turn to sew the base of the hem by hand or by machine.
If you want to add other details to your pillowcase, you can add some decorative elements. Connections, edges or small fabric embellishments, so that they stand out on top (especially if you have chosen a base fabric in one color).
Once we’re all done simply place the cover on the pillow. Before we have fully sewn it, however, or halfway through the work, it may be a good idea to check how it will stay on the pillow, as this way we will eventually convince ourselves whether the chosen fabric is really the right one or if, for example Maybe the measurements are not correct (which happens to us very often but it is also possible that it happens).
How to decorate pillow cases
If our pillow, in addition to its function of covering the pillow, is going to have a decorative function, then it is better to follow these other steps which we will suggest to you below. The first of all, it will obviously be do as before and choose the right fabric. Since this is a pillow for cosmetic purposes, take the opportunity to choose a design with interesting prints or patterns or, directly, create your own. For example, you can choose a fabric for the main part of the cover, another to make a border at the openings and a last to add decorative elements. If the latter idea is the one you want to follow, it is best that your fabrics are solid color, and a palette that matches, or whose impressions are not excessive. As for the edges, we can tell you that the best option in this case will be to choose fabrics that are lace, or we may also like the idea of sewing fringes, taking into account that these are now a trend.
The next step will be to cut the fabric to the correct size. For a normal pillow we will need the main fabric measures 65 × 110 centimeters, the fabric of edges 30 × 110 centimeters and that of the decorations 50 × 110 centimeters. When we have them, we will iron them all and fold the ornament fabric in half and mark the fold with the iron.
So, We will put the second fabric inside out and line it up with the finishing fabric on the bottom edge. Then we put on top, also aligning it with the lower edge, the main piece of fabric. We proceed to fixing the position with needles. Lay the medium piece of fabric face up on your work surface. Line up the edging fabric with the edge of the middle piece, so that the cut sides are on the outside and inside folded edge. Finally, stretch the large piece over the medium and trim fabrics, face down.
Very carefully, we will take the opposite end of the main fabric and start rolling it until it is at a centimeter of our needles. Without releasing it, we will fold the medium fabric over this “roll” and until we reach the edge. Now we’re going to hold it all together with more needles.
It’s time to sew this border we made. Can we do it both by machine and by hand, the important thing is that the seam is one and a half centimeters from the edge of the fabric. You should also make sure that we sew all the layers of fabric together and that the seam is as straight as possible.
We come back to being very careful about undoing the fabric roll. The idea is to turn it over so that the inner fabric, the big one, go outside. We gently stretch and iron the cover so that all pieces of fabric are smooth and without needles. If we have done well so far, we can already start to appreciate the finish of our design.
Now we only have our decorated fabric, all finished make the cover. To do this, we will fold the fabric inward, with the wrong side outward, and we will sew one of the edges corresponding to the length and the other to the width. The edge with the beautiful decorated hem we made is the one that should be left open.
Finally, all you have to do is turn the cover over and iron it one last time, that’s all!
The most original pillowcases
Do you need ideas for the design of a pillowcase? The main thing is to figure out what kind of room it will be in.
For a children’s room, the best are brightly colored or vividly patterned blankets. The stars, animals or flowers are good places to start. While what any kid will definitely appreciate is a cover of their favorite fictional characters. In a teenager’s bedroom, more neutral colors are more common. Ditto with prints, which are becoming more discreet. Although few teens say no to a pillow Star wars or from Pokemon.
And the more daring adults can risk decorating their rooms with covers in the shape of macaroons, fruits (more for colors) or emoticons. Otherwise, print minimalist and symmetrical is the more sober alternative.
Another idea may be to choose pillow cases that have different details beyond the fabric that forms it. For example, pillowcases and pom pom cushions are now in fashion, but also those that have fringes or embroidery sewn onto the top of the fabric.