Saturday, July 11, 2015

DIY Sewing: Envelop Throw Pillowcases

Sewing is really so much fun, especially after every project that I put my heart into makes me really really proud and relieved. Proud of myself that after a few practices, I who has zero skill in sewing can actually make something from scratch.


After my simple curtain and boy short pants projects, pillowcases I think is a good project to practice. It doesn’t require much, just few straight stitches and a bucket of patience. 

Going from one fabric roll to another for 30 minutes, I finally decided to get these prints for my throw pillow project. I want something, with abstract or unique design, but I can’t find any so I settled with these. I bought a meter for each color, 1 meter of 60 width cloth can make 2 pieces of throw pillowcase.


I chose to make an envelope type throw pillow cases, since I am no good at attaching zipper. Now for the measurements;


The front face of the pillowcase, I measured 19 x 19 inches (my throw pillow measures 17x17) while the back portion comprises of two cuts 10x19 and 14x19 inches. The cuttings already include the allowance for folding and sewing.  

As a beginner, I really need to iron the cloth before sewing, especially the side that needs folding, it’s part of the procedure.

Like what I did with the curtain, I pre-cut everything, ironed the sides, readied everything before hopping into the sewing machine.  

The sewing part is becoming very easy for me now, as long as I guide the cloth slowly but surely, I am confident I can make straighter stitches. This time I wanted my pillowcases to be durable, hence, I ran the needle twice on each side. 


And after 1 week of cutting, iron and sewing I finally completed the project. I made 6 pillowcases 2 for each color. Why it took me a week to finish? Well, I am a corporate employee, a mother and my only time to sew is at night after my kids are asleep.

The next project will be, girl’s pajamas. 

17 comments:

  1. The patterns are so lovely. I admire you for being so good at this. I barely have time to do this at home.

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  2. I also sew envelope pillow case because I'm afraid to try the pillow case with zipper. hehehe! Nice project, I like the pattern of the fabric.

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  3. I like the design of the fabrics you used, I also sew pillow cases during free time :)

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  4. Wow its so nice, I like the fabric ang ganda ng color you are good in your DIY

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  5. Nice pillow case sis. Ang galing, super talented ka naman sis. I wanted to try sewing pero mas magaling ata si Daddy A. Haha.

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  6. Thank you for this! I might try this DIY pillowcases too. :)

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  7. This is so nice! This is also a great idea for gifts!

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  8. wow, so nice and simple. Keep it up sis, malaking tipid yan. hehe.

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  9. I totally envy your creativity! I can't even sew! haha

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  10. Love the pillow cases you made.. they really brighten up the sofa.

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  11. Great projects you got that involve sewing. I wanna get hold of a sewing machine too.

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  12. Actually, I'm also looking into learning how to sew. This is one of my frustrations. I am much into arts and crafts so I think, getting a sewing machine will be worth it. Thanks for inspiring me more. :)

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  13. You're getting better and better ha? Nice project! You chose the patterns and colors well.

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  14. Wow! Sis love love your pillow case, bagay na bagay na samong couch, ang color bah perfect kaau. Ikaw na gyud Sis:) Looking forward for more creations.
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  15. Last week, I tried repairing some pants. Maybe next time I got time, I will try making envelope pillows too.

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  16. Seeing this makes me want to bring out the sewing machine I got from Lazada for an opp noong January pa. Nakaseal pa lol. I would like to make a seat cover naman

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