A DIY pillow cove from Dollar Store Bandanas…
Ok, I said “10-minutes” to make this DIY pillow cover, but if you have any talent behind a sewing machine (which I do not), this little project will probably take your 1/2 that time…
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(which, I’m pretty sure is 5-minutes, but don’t quote me…it’s been a while since I learned arithmetic-y stuff).
Supplies needed for DIY Pillow Cover from Bandanas:
- (3) bandanas, any color you’d like
- square pillow insert for envelope style pillow cover (size you choose depends on the size of your bandanas
- stitch adhesive (if planning to do a no-sew pillow)
How to create a 10-minute DIY Pillow Cover from One Dollar Store Bandanas!
Get ready to make the EASIEST envelope style pillow cover, ever. You don’t even need to cut anything.
1) Iron (3) bandanas.
Knock the creases out of all (3) bandanas before you begin.
2) Fold and iron one bandana.
We will use (1) bandana for the FRONT of the pillow, and the other (2) bandanas will become the BACK of the pillow. To make the BACK, you will fold (1) bandana in thirds.
Now, iron the top 1/3 fold line. DO NOT iron along both 1/3 fold lines, choose and iron only one. Place a straight pin or two, if needed, in order to maintain this crease line which we will soon sew.
3) Repeat on second bandana.
Now repeat step two on the other bandana which will form the back of the pillow. Ironing along that 1/3 crease line. Pin as needed.
4) Stitch fold lines.
Stitch either a zig-zag or straight stitch about 1/2″ down from your ironed creases on BOTH bandanas which you creased and ironed in the steps above.
You now have the (3) bandanas prepped and ready to assemble and stitch!
5) Stack (3) bandanas, and stitch perimeter.
Stack all three bandanas in preparation to stitch. The GOOD sides facing IN toward each other, BAD sides facing out toward you.
For the (2) bandanas that will become the back of the pillow, the seams just sewn should approximate, and overlap in the center of the back of the pillow.
Once all three bandanas are square and the back pieces are overlapping correctly, pin the three bandanas in place. Stitch around the entire perimeter of the bandanas.
Your seam allowance will vary according to the size of the pillow insert you are using, and the size of your bandanas. I used 22″ bandanas and a 20″ insert, and my seam allowance is approximately 1/2″ so that the pillow isn’t super duper snug inside the insert.
But I also sew a straight line as good as a college student walks a straight line back to the dorm after a few too many on a Thursday night. #truth
6) Flip, stuff and karate chop…if you’re into that.
All that’s left to do is flip that puppy right side out, and stuff in that pillow insert. If you’re feeling some pent-up stress or hostility in your life, feel free to karate chop that baby like those uber cool designer-types do.
Alternatively, if you’re like me…and just plain tired…lie that puppy down and call it a nap…or a wrap. Cuz that’s a wrap, friends! We’re DONE.
*the images below are clickable and will lead you to the retailer for the individual products…easy breezy!
If you want to see our original bandana pillow project, click here. This newest version is similar, but simplified to make the process as quick and easy as possible…because I happen to be lazy.