I made a Supergirl themed quilt for my daughter and had some left over fabric so I decided to make a cover for her baby pillow. Most babies carried around a security blanket, but for my oldest, it was a small travel pillow. Thanks to the nicest and most accommodating flight attendant from Eva Airlines, this pillow has comforted my daughter for the past eight whopping years.
1/4 – 1/2 Yard fabric (Preferably heavy, upholtersy)
Pinking sheers (optional)
1. Measure your pillow. I like my pillow to be nice and snug. Some prefer not to stuff their pillow so tightly. If you are one of those people, I suggest going one inch bigger. I am using an Eva Airlines travel pillow that is 9 x 13 inches. I had to pillow case already so I measured that too just to double check.
2. Cut a piece of fabric for the front of the pillow cover. I ended up cuting 9 1/2 inches by 13 1/5 inches.
3. Add 4 – 5 inches to the smaller size. For example, I added 4 1/2 inches to 9 1/2. I ended up cutting a 9 1/2 by 14 inch piece of fabric for the back of the pillow cover.
4. Then cut that back piece in half.
5. Iron the 9 1/2 side on quarter inch in and then fold over and iron the second fold. Repeat this step for the other piece of the pillow back.
6. Sew the ironed parts.
7. Lay the large fabric right side up. Then place the two smaller pieces right sides down matching the outer edges. It should overlap. Pin the edges and sew all the way around.
8. Pinking sheers is my best friend. I love this because I do not have to sew a French seam or have to worry about the inside frailing when I take the covers off to wash. Be careful you do not cut the seams! Of course, this optional and you can omit this step. Then I cut the corners a bit so it doe not bunch when I turn it out.
9. Turn right sides out and stuff!