Terry Robles Pillow October 08th, 2018 - 07:48:19
This isn't the most standard sized pillow, what do you do about the inserts and then also recently, I picked up this or vintage cement bag for four dollars and fifty cents at my favorite little thrift shop in town, I love the color and the texture of the grain sack. But again I don't think they sell this very odd shaped and sized pillow insert. So I want to show you what I'm gonna do about that and what I did about that with towel pillows now this will allow you to make any size pillow that you can think of or that you run into like a nice fabric for without having to worry about the insert size, and then it's really quick twit up so I'm gonna show ya the first.
Of course, you need to figure out the measurements, so I'm just going to measure the size of this grain sack and then, depending on the color, that you want. I like to use a thicker, more substantial fabric for my pillow inserts. So I would like to use a cotton or canvas, maybe a duck. You wouldn't want to use something flimsy and lightweight, or anything like that. Obviously one very great option is drop cloth which I use for so many things. I will link below some other tutorials.
I've shown how to make drop cloth, slipcovers, Curtis's, drop, cloth, canvas tote and definitely some others that I will think of the link below. But I actually took this drop cloth and I get a happen tutorial for how to bleach it. But I bleached it to make it white, because I, like the contrast of this kind of off-white vintage green set color with the white, so I wanted to make this one white and that's what I'm gonna use today. Of course you could use a ticking stripe.
You could even die this to whatever color you need I've dyed this gray before you could use it in the original off-white color that it comes in whatever you decide, so I'm first gonna of course measure the shape and size that I want and then cut. My drop cloth out to that size now this bag, as you can see, has a funny shape here in the corner, but for now I'm going to measure it as if the Pillow is going to go all the way from this longest point to the top and it measures right at 26 and a half and then the width here is 14 and a half. So it's exactly 26 and a half by 14 and a half inches.
Now, since my grain set here or should I say, cement sack not really green sack, measured 26 and a half by 14 and a half that isn't the exact size, I'm going to cut my insert because I want it to completely fill this out. I do not like when pillow covers are too big for the inserts. They just look floppy and just kind of sad. You want them full, and so I'm gonna need to allow for seam allowance where I'm going to sew all the way around.
To attach my front and back of my pillow insert together, it's gon na be about a half inch all the way around. If I want the pillow insert to come just to the end, I'll want to cut it 26 and a half inches plus one and that'll. Allow me to have a half inch on this side and a half inch on this side. I'm sewing it together, but if I want to stick out a little bit like I did in these pillows, I like them to kind of peekaboo out the outside.