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How to Turn a Pillow into a Pillowcase with Crocheting

Awhile back, I got two super cool Disney pillows for free from Dollar General. It was a glitch and I took full advantage. While some people may have gotten them for their kids, I took one look and knew I wasn’t sharing with Ella.


Anyways, the pillows themselves kind of suck. They got flat really quick. I am not a flat pillow person. I am a 10 pillow person to be honest. But I didn’t want to just get rid of them. They are Ariel and Frozen pillows for goodness sakes! šŸ™‚

So I had the brilliantĀ idea to turn them into pillow cases. That way I could keep the cool fabric but use a better pillow.


The first thing to do is open up the pillow. Because I’m inpatient, I just cut it open. Using a seam ripper is much more advisable. But I couldn’t find one in the two seconds I took to look, so it didn’t happen.

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Once opened, pull out all the stuffing. You can always reuse it if you want. I just tossed mine.


Next is to fix the seam. I used a big sewing needle and yarn. I unwound a crap ton of yarn in order to have enough to pull through. Thread it through and tie it together so that the yarn is doubled.

I then just folded down the edge and pulled my needle back and forth. My seam is by no means even. But I kind of like it that way. Makes it more customized. Of course, with a little more effort, I could have had it even. Whoops.


Next was to start the crocheting part of the project. Yes, crochet. Because the fabric is the exact size of a pillow case, I needed to make it longer. Crochet is perfect for that.

As it was, I couldn’t really start crocheting. So I just did a simple chain stitch from the front to back to create a foundation. The rest is pretty simple. I didn’t do anything fancy. A single crochet around, double crochet around and then a triple around.


By the time I finished, it was almost 2am and I was totally done. If you want your edge longer, just repeat the sequence. When I have the time again, I’ll probably go back and make it just a tad longer.

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Overall, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It fits perfect over my new review pillow. Stay tuned for part two with my frozen pillow!

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2 Responses

  1. veronica lee says:

    What a marvelous idea!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  1. October 7, 2015

    […] may have seen my other post about turning a pillow into a pillow case. That one was an Ariel pillow. This one is a frozen pillow. And there is no way I was getting rid […]

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