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Friday, 21 September 2012

Easy mustache pillow cases tutorial (envelope type)


Mustache ikat pillow cases

I am sure you all know how to make really simple pillow cases (no zippers involved), but thought I could however make some pics and explanations, especially as I created the Mustache cut and sew template available through Spoonflower.

Mustache pillow cases Mustache pillow cases

Mustache themed fabrics are a huge hit in the fabric world for a few years now, and are among my best seller fabrics. To make them a bit different, I added the ikat touch to the mustache shape and created the 18 x 18" panels, that are very easy to just cut and sew. Of course you can create any size of the pillow you want using this easy method.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

In case you don't like the mustaches and that fabric set, you may use any other fabric you like and just cut like this:



So here we go:

Needed supply:
1. printed fabric template (ordered through Spoonflower) or 1 yard of any other home decor fabric (54 x 36")
2. sewing machine, thread, scissors (rotary cutter), pins
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Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial Iron and cut the fabric. You can assemble front and back pieces in way you like most (maybe you can have the black front and white back or you can create some neat patchwork horizontal stripes for the back out of the two back fabrics)

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

In my template-pattern, I cut the back of the pillow in 3 pieces: 13x 18", 15 x 18" and I had one small 8" piece left (can be used for some other project or in case you are combining the 2 back mustache fabrics and doing the patchwork stripes, than you will have just the right amount of the fabric)

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Sew the seams on the 2 edges (those that are going one over another) of the back fabric pieces.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Make sure that the pattern is exposed nicely when the back layers are placed one over another.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Use some pins if needed to assemble the back pieces.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Sew along the pinned edges (I used serger, but using the normal stitch with the sewing machine is more than fine).

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial Place the front and back piece right sides together (cut the corners).

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Pin and sew along the edges (all 4).

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

You are done, now you just need to turn the pillow case to the right side, through the back gap.

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Here are the finished pillow cases(front and back view):

Mustache pillow cases 18 x 18" tutorial

Mustache pillow cases

Mustache pillow cases

Happy sewing:) Katarina, xx

3 comments:

Wedding Photographer said...

Good guide. I will tell my wife to try it.

nic said...

these are fantastic! i love me some mustaches. you have the best style, my girl.

Katarina said...

Thank you!!!!:)