Pillows are amazing! Versatile, inexpensive and can completely transform the vibe a room or of any space.
I made a bad decision when buying a nice pillow from Target, which didn’t have a zipper. Eventually it started looking pretty old and beat up so I decided that giving it a new face would make the perfect DIY project.
Utensils and materials needed:
- 1 pair of knitting needles
- a ball of yarn
- a piece of non-stretch fabric that matches the color of the yarn
- a tapestry needle/ sowing machine+zipper attachment
- thread to match the color of fabric
- a zipper
The procedure is really easy:
Measure your pillow and cut a square or rectangle of fabric the same size as the front of your pillow. Make sure you leave 1 cm extra so you can make a nice edge, especially if you are using a sowing machine.Knit a square/rectangle of fabric in the desired style (pretty much any knitting technique will do)
*If you are using a sowing machine, then sew the edge of the fabric first, to make sure it won’t unravel. If sowing by hand, make a small fold in the fabric and iron it. This will act the same as the step above,except it will make it faster if you’re not using a sowing machine.
Start sewing the fabric to the knit piece, on the wrong side, so that when you flip it, your thread will not be visible.
Leave the side with the zipper last. I installed it by hand and it was a little challenging but definitely not impossible. Make sure you buy an invisible zipper, because a regular one will look bad.
If you would like, you can pre-rinse your fabric and your knit piece by hand, before you sew them.
After finishing with the zipper, all you need to do is turn your pillowcase inside out and put it on your pillow and take a relaxing nap on it!
For my awesome new readers, I included a free knitting pattern for the pillowcase I made.
You can get the pattern here .
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