DIY Pillowcases!

Hi everyone!  How are you all doing today?  As I said yesterday I have been feeling rather crafty lately and I like to grab that and run with it when it comes around so I have another installment of my DIY series for you all!  This one, DIY Pillowcases (!!!), is inspired by the amazing Hey Kayli on Youtube.  I absolutely love her and always watch all of her adorable videos and when I was watching one of her recent ones I said to myself, that is something that I can easily take on, you know, a challenge that's worth it.  With that thought, I ran to JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts and got some fabric, liquid stitch, scissors and ribbon and got started right away!

The above sentence mentions everything that you are going to need but I will say it again: fabric, liquid stitch, scissors and ribbon.  The reason I decided to go with Liquid Stitch is because Kayli used it in her video.  Not only this, but it is way easier than sewing something.  If I wanted a real challenge I could sew it myself, but I have to be honest and tell you that it has been a while since I have sewed something, and I know I could if I really had to, but why try if I don't?  Maybe in my next batch!  This craft is absolutely adorable and super easy so lets get started!

The inside of the pillow.  The ribbons are the
open edge for the pillow to go in.
In Kayli's video, she uses napkins from target but I went to JoAnn's and got some really cool fabric.  I got a yard of each fabric cut for myself (three different fabrics- 1 yard of each).  I also bought two different spools of ribbon and they were enough to make all three different pillows.  There were a couple  of things that I learned while making the pillows and I will talk about them as I go.  

The first thing that you should do is make sure that your pillow will fit your fabric that you got from the store.  Before I went to the store, I measured my pillow to know how much fabric to get and that worked out well (obviously).  When I got home, I laid out the fabric so that the pattern was facing down and the inside of the fabric was facing up.  I cut the fabric in half so that there were two separate rectangle shapes of fabric.
The pillowcase regular way, with the ribbons
not tied yet.
At this point, take the liquid stitch and line the inside of the edges of the two pieces of fabric leaving one of the smaller edges open (to insert the pillow).  When you have given that a chance to dry, go ahead and fold the side that was left open down a little bit to ensure that the pillowcase will not be extra long.  If you like some extra length, you can leave that, but the edges look more finished and much nicer when they are folded over.  At this stage, you can glue the ribbons onto the inside edge of the open side where the pillow will be inserted.  Glue them on the inside because this will make for a seamless look and a perfected bow when tied.

Wait overnight for the pillowcase in it's entirety to dry completely.  By doing this, you will ensure that everything will be sealed into place and completely ready to be used.  You can do this with any size pillow and any different fabric/ribbon.  If you chose to recreate these please tweet me photos and leave a comment below if you have any questions!  Also be sure to check out the first, second and third installments of my DIY series!  Thanks for reading.
My favorite!  Blue and white polka dots.  I love the shape
and finish of this one!
When I left the fabric larger on the first one I made.
Love the colors!

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