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How to Make a Pillow Cover with Cord Trim

DIY Decorating

How to Make a Pillow Cover with Cord Trim

DIY Decorating

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5 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. (1) Intro

    • 2. (2) Adding (and Joining) the Trim

    • 3. (3) Adding the Zip

    • 4. (4) Bagging Out and Overlocking

    • 5. (5) Outtro

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Follow along to learn to make a cushion or pillow cover with a cord trim using a sewing machine (also known in the industry as 'flange cord'). We have started with two squares of our fabric cut out to the dimensions we want plus 5cm (2in) as we are allowing a 2.5cm (1in) seam allowance all around the edge. You can use this to sew a DIY pillow or cushion that matches your home decor and aesthetic!

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1. (1) Intro: a lot of people like to have cushions in their home, and it really makes a difference. All those little accessories and also, if you wanted to use this lovely pledge court on here said they call it quite a few different things. Blanche cord, rope, cord with a limp. And this is what it looks. Lock just like that with a little lip to someone. Now, a lot of people struggle to make them make them look nice and professional. Some people choose to just do that and put it in. As you can see, it's not a nice, smooth finish. Others port a bit of fabric. I over. We've used the same fabric here, or even a black one. It would still show, not look so loss. However, this thing's question here is made with the fledge court. That's where joinus. So when I see it, it's all twisted together. Lovely. You could say the same allowances down there. That's where the actual joy. If you have a look at the video which follows this, it will show you how we have made this. Although refused on industrial site machine, it can be done on the domestic machine at home, and you can have a lovely professional finish. OK, so with everything I do, I like to use a 2.5 centimeter or one same allowed. So what I'm coming out of pushing. I cut it cough centimeters or two inches bigger in the with and also in the heart, so this gives me a little bit of fabric to work with. You can do it with place, but I find that it's just easier to handle if you've got a little bit extra. Now with the zip, zip can pay rent about five centimeters each side in from the corner. So depending if you're getting a continuous IP, I would say Get a little larger and then coming back. Or if you're buying, I really maids it by a heavier duty one. Not just your regular one that use for dressmaking because they have your Judy one is a little bit stronger. We use a number four, which is a really good, strong zip for questions. There's nothing worse than spending all your time making something, and the kids jump harder, more throw around heaven and his rights and replacing is it? What's the questions might is a bit tricky. So I am. You know, if you're wanting to buy a pre mades it, just get it around about the same width. It's a question that you want, perhaps just a touch smaller because you can always sort of fit it in and not use all over it. 2. (2) Adding (and Joining) the Trim: Okay, So with the flames called cushion, I start by unpick ing. The pledge said that I've got a little flat and lighter on will twist that together said that it gives a really nice look on the cushion and looks like it's a continuos right? Start off with just like that. Always stitch with Nah, sod down so that sought there hasn't been a little rich. This side here has I start Roundabout Center. It's not 100% crucial that it's in the correct spot. I actually like to work with the 2.5 centimeter, or, if you're still working and signatures one inch and just lie it on on a stick down to close to the corner. Now I always clip on my corner about two centimeters in on another two centimeters in, and then just gradually roll that around the corner, said that you've got a nice curve. Don't pull it out type like this when you go on, because otherwise it will induct were a funny looking corner just nice and loosely places on Go Now this could be done. A high mama domestic machine on you can just use zipper foot on dizzy perform with the hole on the left hand side so that it gives you a nice, neat finish in towards the cord. Now, when you get close to where the joint is hot around about 34 centimeters, where huge have unpicked and then just unpick that back to around about sen tomato past with the other one is like you can say, picked that back there and this one's on pick back to their What we do is we untwist the cords and then twist them back together. Um, it's a little bit fiddly, but once you get it right, it it's. It gives a really nice finish so that the court looks pretty continuous on the other side. So if you could have a look there now, you can see that that looks like that. That's one chord without joy. Just carefully go over what I always do me do another tightening stitch, because if you have a look at the age, you can see some of the flinch there. So by pulling out the they saw you get in there and it gives you a nice finish that you can actually see the fine, you can say that looks like it's a continuous court. That is, if there's no joining 3. (3) Adding the Zip: Now, what I've done before is actually over locked the other side. So this is that This is the front. This is the back. So on the back, off every lock, that bottom edge on, I'll stitch a little bit in on and I find this is the easiest way to put your zip in on it . Just sort of runs along the edge of your parking. Said that you, your fish, it is sort of reversed. So I go in around about six centimeter Mark would just over two inches on that side and reversing off, doing exactly the same on the other side. Now, when I cut these out, I've cut from exactly the same so that I know that my age needs to make agent on, uh, for others if I use a continuous it that you can use a sick with a named on. So I've just threaded that on to them, starting at the top side. But the take part of the zip down on top of sort of just sitting this close, she can get practically just stitch on reverse off that little corner a little while longer and do that and to do the other side, just, I pointed out, started the same India gain. And if you notice that the long, bitter my zip with the Zip slide on is over the other ridge, not at the beginning. So I don't have to stitch anywhere where I've already got that lump so I could get a nice, smooth age. So I just folded a I'm done because I've got a 2.5 to make the same amount so folded under 2.5 centimeters. We're all finished stitching. I just reversed head off a couple of times. Sometimes that pocket toward can be quite bulky. This one's actually quite fine and nice, they say. That's now when I'm stitching on only stitching onto the zip type, not stitching through the same allowance of the fabric that's all sitting neatly underneath , away from mud work. So I'm not going to catch it. Just keep floating that bet so you can either do what I did was peeled the popping court back to exposed zip, or you can actually sit it just like this t get to get your agent, is it? Ideally, you want to tightly cover. Is it right? up to the end where based off, the other tended around. But before I finish it through, just push my little zip slide three. So it's out of my and then finish off. Then I cut my zip slide. Dictate off. It's not too long under using. There's nothing worse and you've made it all up and you're trying to get use it back and it's stuck inside. 4. (4) Bagging Out and Overlocking: So I was put my popping side, which is the front on the top. Make sure that all your flame is under way, Scott at the corner and just work your y around, joining it together. I don't worry too much at this stage about you know it's not. I always do another. We were sitting around the corners to You just have to be really careful that kick back into it with my hands. I usually fold them over, said that it's nice and neat rather than opening it out. Limit my in pages, if a little bit so just folded, stitched just rounding the corner a little bit now I always got in and do another a john it to gain taught this up so that the back side of the same is the front. It's a little bit of a pull it apart. We've got something good, just like today's A fingers so that if you have an over locker and what to Nate in it, I always of mind when I'm finished, the domestic over locker may not take that thickness. You just have a little bit of trial and error. If it doesn't just I have a lot vintage before you start so that you don't have to worry because I've got an industrial one. It'll just go straight through a lot, so I'll just show you that on. Then we can turn it through that question. He's finished, so I just I walk along with each on because this is sexually for customer. I will be putting kale. I believe it said that she nice have a terrible on like domestic sort of. Still, even though I can't go over this with my machine, I just do it carefully because I don't want no timing or anything like that out. When you come around, the corners don't go, too. Otherwise, you're so I just go a little bit wider. It's been a hole in one that's one cushion complete. All it is is a matter of turning at three, giving it a price popping your in nine and it's done. I'm just showing me the finished. So I say how lovely you would never know where the joinus and old sods back in front with the French court looks beautiful 5. (5) Outtro: we love to see your finished products. To say you're going with things if you'd like to. We'd love you to share it either on a school share or take a psi on Facebook or instagram so that we can have a look how you're going. And if you want any more tips, please just follow us or contact us so we can share more information with you.