Jan 6, 2015

Make an Easy Body Pillow Pillowcase

The Dilemma:  Body pillows are cozy but don't come with covers. The covers available online do not match your style or your bedding.

The Solution: Make your own. It's easy.

This is the body pillow without a cover.

To Make the Cover, You'll Need

2 standard size pillowcases

What to do:
1. Cut off the top of one pillowcase (the cuff.)

2. Cut off the bottom 1/2 inch of the other pillowcase. Turn this one inside out. 

3. Line up the cut seams so the cut part of pillowcase 1 meets the cut part of pillowcase 2. Follow diagram.

4. Pin cut seams together. Make sure that the pillowcase side seams match up.

5. Stitch with a serger or use a straight stitch finished with a zig zag. Flip right side out and you are done.

Notes: For a longer body pillow, you may need to use 2 king size pillowcases. Just place your two pillowcases on top of your body pillow before sewing to see how it will fit. 

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My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there! I love this! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for The Liebster Award. Congratulations! Here are the details:

Meaghan said...

I have a body pillow that I've had since college. I can't get rid of it because it fits my snuggle position perfectly! But it does have Tinkerbell on it...and well, I'm about 10 years too old for Tinkerbell. What a perfect solution! Thanks so much for linking up at Talented Tuesday!


Julie V said...

What a simple, but clear tutorial! You're going to be featured at next week's Retro Re-Pin Party on Somebody's Dinner. I hope to see you again then.

Joy Mooiweer said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday :)

Karen said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it!

Shirley Wood said...

So easy! You are right. It is impossible to find matching covers for body pillows.
We are so glad you shared with us at the Home Matters Linky Party!

Jenna Brussee said...

I used to have a body pillow, but now I don't remember what happened to it! It would have been fun to recover it with this tutorial.

Thanks for sharing this post with Hump Day Happenings!

Kate said...

A simple solution, great tutorial.

threadsandbobbins.com said...

Hey! I've featured this post over at the Talented Tuesday link party…check it out tomorrow at 9am CST!

Jann Olson said...

Great idea. Love the pillowcases you used! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Shelly at The Domestic Heart said...

so pretty! Great instructions too! Thanks for sharing it at On Display Thursday! Don't forget to stop by again tomorrow for this week's party!

Emily @ Two Purple Couches said...

I have been thinking for years that I should recover the body pillow I had in college! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, and for linking up with our Creative Spark party last week!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Fantastic idea and saves money. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays.

RoxanneK said...

Great idea, thanks for linking up at Pin-Worthy Wednesday.