Sunday, January 6, 2013

Reversible Pillow Case

 If you have been reading my blog, you know I am going to live in Rome, Italy for 4 months! I decided to make a little pillow case that can double as a seat when I go around Rome and draw the beautiful architecture. One side is gray fleece, perfect for the plane to sleep on, the other side is a pretty outdoor canvas for the streets of Rome! Here is what you'll need if you wish to make a reversible pillow case!

  • sewing machine
  • 12" x 16" travel pillow
  • two different fabrics-- both were 18" wide by around 48" (you have to cut these in half to make the two faces of the case)
  • thread (I used white)
  • needle (regular sewing needle to finish seams)

 1.  I started off cutting my pieces- They are 18" x 24" (its a lot bigger than you actually need but I will be adding a strap to have it hang off of my bag)
     I laid the pieces on top of each other (good sides facing) then sewed all four sides; leaving space to turn it right side up and then finished it with a hand sewn seam (nothing too pretty)
     You do this twice (your pillow case needs two of these that will be sewn together next)

2. With both pieces done, I now put my two outdoor canvas' good side to good side & sew three sides around. Now you will have a seam on your other side; which is pictured in the middle picture above. 

 Now that is it! Just put the pillow inside & you are good to go! 

I will be putting a little snap strap on this to make the excess fabric stay down & use the strap for easier carrying through the city of Rome! 

Comment below if you have any questions!

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