May 26, 2015

DIY: Pillow Case

I’ve been too preoccupied these past few months so I stopped practicing sewing. I did not expect that because I planned to do my pinned sewing projects in Pinterest this summer vacation but because of the heat, I feel so lazy to do it. 

Last Sunday, I push myself to sew pillow case because I bought two king size pillows. I bought these pillows after watching “Home”  movie last April 1. We can’t use the pillow because we don’t have king size pillow case 20x36.




I tried to check different malls but I can’t find king size pillow cases so I gave up and decided to make my own pillow case. Thank God that I still have enough fabric for that, though the fabric doesn’t matches our bed sheet.



According to my cheat sheet, you need 1 1/4 yard of fabric and cut it in 41 x 41 inches. Sewing pillow case is one of the easiest sewing projects for beginners. As in super easy because you just need to sew the top edge, one side raw edge and bottom. You can do this in 10 to 15 minutes. 

And because I missed my sewing machine, I made throw pillow cases too. This is an easy project too, you just need to measure your pillow, mine is 15 x 15 inches. Then I cut my fabric 16 x 36 inches. 


I finished 2 king size pillow cases and 4 throw pillow cases and I’m planning to make more pillow cases. I just need to buy fabric that will match our bed sheets. 




Sorry, no step by step picture and guide at kinacareer ko ang pagtahi.

9 comments:

  1. wow, ang galing! I really like to start learning to sew more too. Laking tipid pag nag DIY sa ibang mga gamit sa bahay.

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    1. True, I've seen throw pillow case in malls, 1 piece is at P300 to P500. Waah! Too expensive for my budget.

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  2. Oh I also have this very big pillow and I had to use two pillowcases for it. Maybe i should sew one myself (I actually have a sewing machine which I got from a GC Lazada gave but as usual, it is still in its box haha. tamad mode)

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    1. You just gave me an idea, I will use two pillow cases next time so I can wash the only pair of king size pillow cases that I have. I can relate, when my husband gave me the sewing machine, it took me a long time to try it.

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  3. I want to be busy with sewing projects too! How I wish I had someone to ask about where to buy sewing supplies here in Metro Manila.

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    1. That's also my dilemma, I have list of sewing supplies and tools that I need but I don't know where to buy. It is available online (abroad) but I don't want to pay expensive shipping fee + custom tax if there's any.

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  4. I'm jealous! I'd love to be able to sew my own pillow cases. This is something I need to learn.

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  5. Wow sis! I love the polka dots design. I am planning to DIY pillow cases too, for the meantime I just finished my 2nd sewing project, a set of curtains hehehe.. I'll post them soon.

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    1. Wow, congrats! I haven't tried curtains, feeling ko baka di ko mapantay tahi sa haba. Hehehe

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