Our white body pillow has been on my to-do list for a year now. I have been searching and looking for a stylish cover, but to no avail. I mean REALLY! Why is it so hard to find a cute, affordable body pillowcase? Does everyone else know where to find them?? Is it just me??? Well, finally, I thought–hello, I have a sewing machine and a serger! I can just wip up a cover of my own, no problem. Well I did encounter one problem, but I’ll tell you about that later.
Here’s a tutorial on how you can easily make any pillowcase, as well as an “after” picture of the finished cover…
- a sewing machine
- Choose you’re fabric! I picked this mini chevron pattern at Joanns.
- Measure your pillow, from top to bottom. Double the length, PLUS 4 inches. The width of the fabric when I purchased it was naturally the the same width of the pillow (enough to cover both sides, plus 2 inches).
- Pin up the bottom and the long side.
- Sew them up!
- Try on the cover to make sure it fits your pillow, and isn’t too tight/loose.
- Place a pin where the end of the pillow hits, and the extra four inches begin, at opening of the pillow.
- Here’s where I decided to get a little creative, and make a zig-zag border…
- Sew the zig-zags (or just sew a normal border).
So my one problem that I was talking about earlier? It was this: sometimes the designs in your head don’t turn out as well as you’d imagined. I wasn’t ecstatic about my (does it look crooked?) zig-zag border in the end…but don’t worry, I have the perfect gold buttons that might polish off this pillowcase. I’ll keep you posted.