Making Bedroom Cozy With A Winter Pillow Cover

Carol Murphy
by Carol Murphy
3 Materials
$3.00
2 Hours
I don't have room to store all the pillows I would like to own for different seasons. I had some remnants from a thrift store that cost practically nothing. One was a brown plaid that looked just like winter to me. It was perfect for a small pillow cover to replace the summer cover I had made last spring.
The material wasn't big enough for a large pillow, but just right for the 12 x 16 form (from Walmart) which was already on the bed. I trimmed material to size for the form. I hemmed two sides to prevent raveling.
I folded material in half and sewed two hemmed sides together on the edges. That left one side open to slip pillow in and out.
I pinned and hemmed last side.
I added stick on velcro on the open side and tacked it down. Now I was ready to insert the pillow.
I now have a winter pillow cover which can be changed when spring comes. It cost practically nothing. You can use old cotton shirts, flannel shirts, sweaters, and scarves for a winter cozy look. Using the inexpensive form from Walmart and vintage material, you can totally change a bed, chair or sofa by re-covering existing pillows or making a new pillow cover. The pillow cover was about $3 to $4 and the material was in a whole bag of remnants for $2.00.
Suggested materials:
  • Vintage material   (thrift store)
  • Needle and thread
  • Pillow form   (Walmart)
Carol Murphy
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