Love Week- Upcycled Vintage Soft and Cuddly Pillow Case

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4-DSC_1350One of my favorite things in the whole world is vintage linens! I have bunches of sheets and pillowcases. When it’s cold in the winter I like to have something soft and cosy to cuddle up with at night, especially when my hubby is on the road and it’s just me and the dog. So, I made a cuddle pillow. It is oh so soft on one side and then is reversible to a beautiful vintage print. The best thing about this pillow is that it was so easy to make and you can whip one up in under an hour!

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Pillowcase

*Soft Fabric like Minky ( I used the cuddle fabric from Jo Anns, it’s even softer to me) About a yard

*Ruler and Marking Pen or Pencil

*Sewing Machine and Coordinating Thread

*Straight Pins

Instructions:

The firs thing you need to do is cut your fabric. Gather your vintage pillowcase lay it flat and measure it. Take the measurement and add an inch to it both width wise and length wise. So if your pillowcase is 17×25, you would cut your fuzzy fabric front and back to be 18×26″ each. Use a half inch seam allowance for all seams. Stitch the front and back pieces of your fuzzy fabric together right sides facing. Stitch down one side, across the bottom and then back up the other side, leaving the top open. Next, insert your vintage pillowcase into your fuzzy fabric with right sides touching. Pin the two together all the way around the top opening. Stitch around the top all the way around leaving a couple of inches open for turning right side out. Turn the fabrics right side out through the hole in the top you left open. Lightly iron with a warm iron. Then top stitch all the way around the pillowcase opening. Stitch close to the edge to stitch the opening down neatly. Insert your pillow and enjoy!

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6-DSC_1347I am so in love with this pillow! It is so nice to sleep with! I am always cold so I don’t get hot or sweaty when I sleep, but if you are more warm natured, you can always reverse the pillow to the cool fabric side. The soft fabric on your cheek is just lovely! I think this would make a great gift for your favorite little love or your grandma this valentine’s day. And of course you should make one for yourself too! You’ll love it! I’ll be back soon with another Valentine’s DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

 

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4 Responses

  1. I. LOVE. THIS. I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-reversible-pillow-cover-with-vintage-and-cuddle-fabric/2015/02/14/
    –Anne

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  3. Make a nice body pillow