Colleen Olsen Pillow October 10th, 2018 - 07:31:24
Now body pillows come in a lot of different sizes, I'm going to do mine in 53, inches long and 19 inches wide. That gives a nice size to cuddle and to hold on to so you're going to need two pieces of fabric just a little bit bigger. I would recommend doing 53 and a half inches by 19 and a half inches and then you're just going to be able to do a quarter inch seam allowance, all the way around you're going to put, of course, your right sides together and sew all the way around leaving an opening on one side, then you're going to take that nice big cover and turn it out and before you stuff it.
I would definitely recommend to press it and take any of the wrinkles out, because you will not be able to press it once it's stuffed if you've made it a different size, you're still going to be able to make your own cover, that's going to be custom, Fit for it, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you how to make the cover with the pillow flat before you've stuffed it. First then, you're going to be able to stuff form and then put the pillow inside I'm going to use this beautiful cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics. What I like about it is 60 inches wide.
So I only have to worry about the length and what I'm going to need is about 40 inches. So I would recommend getting a yard in one quarter because the fabric is 60 inches, we're going to be able to open it up. So we're going to match up the selvage edges, so we're going to have one long piece, so I have the selvages together on one side, the selvage is, on the other, all the way down at the other. I have one fold and this is the cut edge. So whatever your pillow size is, you need to add an inch on each side, and that is on both fabrics.
So if you have a 19 inch, the pillow you're, actually adding four inches. When I lay the pillow on top of the cover, the back will match right. Where you're going to put the line of stitching and then when you lay it out, so that it's all flat, you need a little bit extra right here at the edge and from here. This is where the pillow is going to be inserted, but this is also going to be where the pocket is you're going to need to cut off one piece of that pillow cover.