What you'll need
This tutorial will help you make a slip for any size dimension pillow.
To create, you'll need:
- Fabric for your pillow's size
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine and overlocker.
Work out fabric dimensions
Follow this diagram to work out the length and width needed for your simple slip pillow. It's a good idea to write these measurements on a piece of paper as you will need them as you complete your pillow slip.
Measure your pillow
Measure your pillow from edge to edge. This will work out the width and length of the front of your pillow. The pillow shown above was 19inches (approx 50cm) width and height. Therefore, following the Example dimensions (shown above) the fabric needed worked out to be 122.70cm length and 52.40cm in height.
Fold your fabric
Fold both of the edges 1 inch and then 1 inch again where the red lines are shown below.
Iron and pin
This will create an edge that is not frayed. Iron and pin in place.
Sew this as close to the edge as possible to create a nice finish.
Your pillow slip will now look like this...
Overlock the top and bottom edges so your pillow does not fray when you wash it.
Pin the front edge
Now you can pin where the front edge should be. To work this out it I have used my Example dimensions (shown above) and gone 25cm from the left and 37.5 cm from the right.
Fold your fabric
Once you have pinned your slip to work out where the front will be you can fold your two backs in, laying one piece over the other (as shown below). Make sure the wrong side of the fabric is showing on the outside. Pin along the top and the bottom.
Sew along top and bottom
Now sew where you have pinned along the top and the bottom 1/2 inch in.
Cut the corners
Once you have sewn both edges, cut the corners off so when you fold it inside it won't bunch in the corners. Turn your slip inside out.
Iron your slip
Iron your slip so that the corners are nice and crisp before putting it on your pillow.
Now you can put it over your pillow!
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