What do you think about my DIY Sew No Zipper X~mas Pillow ? I’ve had this fabric for about 15 years now, can you believe it! I think it’s still beautiful….I bought it when we were still living in Germany and took it with me where ever we moved. In Germany we had a small dining table in the kitchen and I used it to cover the table. It looked really cute and festive! I took it with me, because I remember those Holidays in Germany and because I wanted to keep using it during the Holiday seasons.
Well, I think I might have used it one or two times more after that. Then, we had a bigger table and it just didn’t look nice on it. After, with the girls, I just used place mats, you know, easier to clean up spills and such and it even served as a tree skirt one year, wrapped around our X~mas tree. It looked beautiful as well! But…for the past years it has just been folded up in my closet.
The other day I was looking through the closet and I found my fabric again! I didn’t need a table cover or a tree skirt though. I actually wanted some X~mas pillows. So there I started sewing pillow cases out of my fabric and I think they look so festive on my white sofa and armchair! I’m happy to be using the fabric again and will remember those days in Germany…
Here it goes:
I folded the fabric in half, then cut it in half to have two pieces measuring 50cm x 75cm each.
I folded it inside out.
Now I folded the open ends 25 cm over. You want to make sure you have a 50 x 50 cm square with 25 cm on each side folded over. The pic shows only one side folded in to explain, but you want to fold both sides in.
Now you have a 50 x 50 cm square , using a zic zac stitch, seal off the fabric where necessary and then you start sewing on the left and right side from top to bottom an easy, normal stitch. You don’t have to sew the back, because it’s folded and the front stays open to later slip the pillow inside. You will have little pouches on both sides, to later put the pillow in.
And that’s it! Turn the pillow inside out and put your pillow inside.
Push the pillow inside one of the little pouches. You only need one pouch for the pillow to go in, but I fold and sew both sides the same, so at the end you have it nicely folded over and you don’t see the inside of the pillow.
What do you think about my DIY Sew No Zipper X~mas Pillow ???