As I just said, this tutorial is part four of the five blog posts telling you what to use KAMSnaps for. These are colorful plastic snaps which you can use for many different projects and they are so useful. So here's my idea, a sewing beginners DIY for how to make a pretty pillow case which you can then close with the snaps.
This is what you need for a pillow with the size of 35 x 35 cm:
- A piece of fabric, 80 x 37 cm
- A pillow of the size 35 x 35 cm
- Sewing machine, ironing board and hot iron
- KAMSnaps, a KAMSnap plier and a bradawl
- Scissors and magic pen
To make it a bit easier for people who are relatively new to sewing, in addition to the photos there's a little sketch that I made to visualize the several steps of this project. Have fun and let's get started! :)
Iron the fabric and fold over the short edges. At first, two centimeters, then two centimeters again. Do this on both short sides and iron. Next, use your sewing machine and top stitch the edges that you just have folded over. Make two seams next to each other to make it look more neat.
Fold the piece of fabric so that there are 35 cm on the back and that both edges meet in the middle, one overlapping the other with 2 centimeters.
The right side of the fabric needs to be on the inside and then use pins to attach both layers to each other on the top edge and lower edge (for example where I marked it on the photos above with a little circle so that you can see the pins.
As a next step, take your magic pen (it's a pen for textiles whose color disappears soon) to mark (five) spots where you want to make holes to attach the KAMSnaps to the fabric in order to close the pillow case. Use the bradawl to make holes into the fabric's edges. Don't forget to do this with both layers and in a way that the holes are parallel for the snaps later fitting together.
Next, use your plier to attach the KAMSnaps (according to the instructions on the box they were delivered with) on both endings of the fabric case and make sure they fit into each other.
Here I marked where I attached the snaps to the fabric. Now you can use them to close the pillow case.
Finally use your sewing machine to close the top and the bottom of the pillow case (as seen on the fourth part of my sketch at the top of this blog post) with a seam allowance of about one centimeter.
Moreover, use a zig zag stitch to neaten the edges (as seen on the lower left photo above, indicated by the pink zig zag line) to prevent the seam allowances from fraying. As a last step, use your scissors to cut off the outer corner of the edges (as shown on the left lower photo above) so that you can better turn the pillow case inside out.
Have fun with your pillow case and happy sewing!
P.S.: If you don't want to sew but want to have it, you can buy this colorful ice cream pillow here in my DaWanda shop! :)