Monday, February 7, 2011

Napkin Folded Pillow Cases

I recently subscribed to Martha Stewart's Craft of the Day emails and it got me searching on her site at all of her great craft ideas! One that I loved was her Napkin Folded Pillow Cases. This weekend, while shopping with the fam, mom and I picked out some cute napkins and last night I made a pillow!


Her step by step instructions are here. I did tweak it a little bit, she says you only need to stitch 2 inches down each side and I stitched the entire way down, mainly because the puffy pillow form it was causing it to gape open. It is more work this way but a much better outcome!

I love how easy it is to make and for such a little investment! The pillow forms are around $8 at Wal-mart and I got the napkin for $10 at Target (it came in a pack of 4.) If you go look at the instructions, check out the other crafts she has listed, most of them are so simple! I can't wait to make more of these pillows!!!

11 comments:

  1. That is such an easy, chic idea! I'll have to try it out ASAP--Thanks for the tip!

    xo

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  2. Hey Katie, Just found your site at the Martha Stewart craft site. Smart thinking to leave your blog address at that site. I am gonna try to make this pillow today! And I'm your newest follower! Happy Labor Day weekend!

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  3. And I think you could make this with any 20" to 22" square of fabric. Just hem the four sides and follow the directions. Got to try one of these.

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  4. Left Martha's site to check out your blog. I may be a year late, she just reposted the directions for her napkin pillow, so I just saw it. I am glad that you enjoyed making it and thanks for the tip on the sewing of more sides. It makes sounds right to me. I am putting this on my list to try. Just don't hold your breath waiting for me to let you know how much I enjoyed doing it. I am a quilter, so always hate more pans in the fire than I know what to do with. But, thanks again.

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  5. What is freezer paper, for somebody living out of USA?What are its other uses? Thanks

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    1. It's original use is for wrapping meats that you want to freeze. I found a blog post on how to make your own if you don't have access to the Reynold's Freezer Paper, I think they are the only ones who make it. Here is the link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-freezer-paper./

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  6. I have a fabric store that sells all types of fabric for $3.00/yd. You can make your own "napkin" (and coordinate it with curtains, etc) - Just cut a square slightly larger than 20" and hem the edge on the sewing machine. Then proceed with the project. This is a great idea.... I MUST sign up for Martha's craft of the day!!!

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  7. Are you sewing the two bottom sides with the machine or by hand? Do you sew the top also or is it left open?

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    1. I sewed the bottom sides by hand and left the top open with just the button holding it closed. It makes for an easy switch when I want to change pillow covers!

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  8. I just bought a 16" pillow. Can anyone help me with the extra dimensions for the napkin? I actually bought some fabric instead of napkins.

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