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! 🙂
So I had the brilliant 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.
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.
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!