Easy No raw edges pillow case – sewing tutorial

This tutorial is for a simple pillow case, of course a pillow case is very simple if you know how to sew a straight stitch but i will show you how to make this pillow case without any raw edges

For this tutorial i am using two different cotton fabrics

Main fabric (mario) – 27″ x  19.5

Trim fabric (lime green) – 10″ x 19.5″

All the instructions for this pillow will be at www.youtube.com/charmedbyashley

 

 

 

Leg & Chair Feet covers crochet pattern

Why Chair feet protectors? of course for the obvious reasons it protects your floors! it also protects your legs from nicks and dents but have you ever used the awful sticky chair protectors?  if you have pets as i do those sticky circles hold onto the fur and you have some very hairy table/chair leg feet… so gross haha so these are great and can be popped in the wash!

This pattern is for a standard table or chair leg, this leg is 1″ in width, of course there are way to many chair and table legs in the world for me to make a cozy pattern for each one leg so i will try to give you a few tips on on how to create one that will fit your legs perfectly

For this pattern i used a Cotton yarn

i used a 5mm hook

Darning needle

I like to use this yarn as its nice and strong, wont stretch over time and washes nicely in the washing machine.

The pattern is as follows

Create a magic ring, chain 2, double crochet 9 into the centre of that ring (10)

Slip stitch into chain two

Round 2 – *Chain 2, 1 double crochet into each stitch, slip stitch into chain 2 (10)

Round 3 – 5 * Repeat

If you want your cover to cover more of your table length you can add addition rows just repeat until you have reached your desired height

If you are having any difficulty please refer to the instructional video below

My Advice for you is to create this pattern try it on your chair and if it doesnt fit then you can adjust the pattern to meet your needs, if it fits then of course continue on making more to fit all of your chairs

If you have a tapered leg where the base is larger and it gets thinner then you can weave yarn through the stitches and create a tie around it so you can tighten it around the leg

If your base is smaller then 1″ then you can still follow the pattern with the stitches in a magic circle but to make it smaller use half double crochets or single crochet

Create a larger base

10DC in the centre of a magic ring and for the next round 1dc in the first 2dc in the next, repeat around till the end of the round

If this round fits then you will continue your rounds with 1stitch into each stitch

and for your height you can add or decrease the amount of rows until you have reached your desired height and how much of the leg you want to cover.

Bowl Cozy Sewing Tutorial

For this tutorial you will need Cotton fabric (or flannel) and a insulating fabric there are many different options on the market and even some that are used for the inside of oven mitts but for hot soup or cold ice cream you can use two layers of a fleece or fusible fleece

I just had some yellow fleece on hand so i used that and two pattern cotton

The first thing you will do is cut out two pieces of fabric 10″ x 10″ and 2 of your lining fabric at 10″ x 10″

This bowl cozy fits a standard cereal bowl” in the photos i have a correlle bowl

Watch the tutorial here!

place the lining and outer fabrics wrong sides together and sew an X from corner to corner such as shown

At this point you can of course experiment with your machine, do some quilting, maybe add more lines or use your free arm and put swirls and curvy designs totally up to you if you want to add some personality to your bowl cozy

Now you take a square fold it in half and on the folded edge you will measure 2 inches down and 1 inch from the corner on the raw edge, draw a line from both points and you will sew on that line

you will do this on each side of the square and do the exact same on the other square for a total of 8″ times these are referred to as “darts” so you will have 8 darts which you will then see the fabric start to form into the shape of your bowl cozy

This is how they will look after you have done all your darts, from here you will place them right sides together making sure you line up the seams and the corners with each other

sew along the edge with a quarter of an inch seam allowance and leave a hole at some place about 2 or 3 inch’s long to be used for turning

turn it right sides out and make sure you poke out all your corners, the great thing about this is it is reversible also!

top stitch about 1/4″ away from the edge to finish off the edge and then your Done!!

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