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|No Pattern Used: 2013-3 (Pillow Cover) - Type:Home Dec|
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|Reviewed by:||Judy Kski|
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|Posted on:||7/22/13 11:06 AM |
|Last Updated:||7/22/13 1:50 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Waterproof Polyester [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Project Description: Protective Pillow Cover with zipper opening. DH's body temperature is not well regulated so he sweats very easiily. I made these covers to protect his bed pillow. The dimensions for the pattern are from one originally purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond. It was just plain cotton and did nothing to protect the pillow it covered. Therefore, I'm making these new covers out of waterproof fabric.|
Project Size: Finished Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 35"
Did it look like the sample once you were done sewing with it? Yes, pretty close.
Protective Pillow Cover Instructions
1. When pinning the fabric, be sure to pin within the SA in order to maintain the waterproof properties of the fabric. Use a 70/11 Microtex sharp needle to prevent skipped stitches. Use a 3.0 stitch length. This fabric doesn't fray so seam finishes aren't necessary.
2. Cut a 21" x 70 1/2" rectangle of fabric. Due to the laminating process, this fabric has no stretch in either direction so take advantage of a crossgrain layout if possible. Since my fabric was 73" wide, I was able to cut two covers from 1 1/4 yards of fabric.
3. On the short side of the fabric, insert a 22" all purpose polyester zipper. I used a regular zipper foot and worked from the zipper side. For the remaining SA's, I used a teflon foot.
(a) Pin RS of zipper to RS of 21" end of cover. Align bottom zipper stop 3/8" in from raw edge. The top zipper stop will be cut off after side seams (SS) are finished.
(b) Starting at the top of the zipper, stitch close to the zipper teeth, approximately 1/4" in from the edge. Press SA open using a low temperature iron setting.
(c) Repeat for the other side. As you approach the zipper pull, lift the presser foot, slide the zipper out of the way, lower the presser foot and proceed.
4. Once the zipper is installed, pin the SS together.
(a) Sew the SS at the bottom of the zipper first. Start from the zipper end and be sure to hand walk the SM over the zipper teeth. Also be careful of the zipper stop. Back tack at the top and bottom, enclosing the raw edge in a 1/4" SA.
(b) Before sewing the other SS, unzip the zipper about 4". This will give you room to open the zipper and turn it once the SS is sewn. Place a pin to hold the loose side of the zipper in place. Use the top zipper stop as an alignment point when pinning the zipper teeth as close together as you can.
(c) With a utility scissors, cut the excess zipper ends off once both SS are finished.
Fabric Used: White Polyurethane Laminate, 55% Polyester/45% Polyurethane purchased from an eBay seller in August 2011. This fabric is used for bed protectors, diaper covers, rain gear, bib aprons and art smocks. PUL fabric is available at Jo-Ann's and Fabric.com.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This was a very quick, easy project that I was able to complete in about four hours. The total cost of the project was only $8.53 so I will definitely make more covers when the time comes.
Conclusion: The cover has yet to be tested. I know it will protect the pillow inside, but will it be absorbent enough to allow DH a restful night's sleep?
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