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

 

 

 

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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Easy Fabric Folded Ornament

Easy Folded Fabric Ornament

Things you will need for this project

Two different Cotton print fabric

Ribbon or yarn for the loop

gem, button for the centre

Print out a circle 7-8" in diameter for a template or use a bowl or pot lid as a template

 

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Cut out 1 circle from each fabric

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place the circles right sides together

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Sew around the circle with a 1/4" seam allowance, leave a 2 to 3" opening for turning

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Flip the piece right sides out, do a top stitch around the edge about 1/8" away from the edge as you go over the open hole fold it inwards to seal it up

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Grab a needle and  thread, ribbon of some sort and a centre piece if you wish

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Fold the piece in half finding the centre point, use your needle and thread and insert into the fabric near the edge, go to the other side of the centre point and again insert your needle into the edge of the fabric, pull the fabric tight so it looks like this

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find the insert secting corner points and again sew those corners together until it looks like this

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going to each point fold the fabric over to the back so it looks like this, do this a total of 4 times and fiddle with the fabric until it all looks even and forms a perfect square

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thread a string or ribbon through one corner hiding the knot under the folded fabric in the back.

finished with decorating the centre if you wish

 

 

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