Quick Neck Pillow Cover

When I brought home my latest fabric finds, Mr. SD thought the John Deere flannel fabric would make a great cover for his neck pillow.  So… here is how I made it in about half an hour.

I took measurements of the pillow {making sure to write them down, my memory tends to be poor with numbers, LOL!}:

Then I cut the fabric from selvage to selvage:

I rolled both selvage edges over twice {edge is inside the stitched sides}:

I wrapped the length of fabric around the neck pillow.  Here is where I should have cut of five or six inches and rerolled the edge to finish.  Hindsight is always 20/20.  So… here is my tip, make sure your opening overlap is only three or four inches.  Otherwise, you will have one heck of a time getting your pillow inside the case.

A picture of the western themed pillow and the case.

When stitching the two long seams, start one inch away from the fabric fold, stitch to the reinforcing stitches and then proceed to the edge of the fold.  Flip the pillow case and stitch to the other end, flip the pillow again, stitch back one inch then do your reinforcing stitches.  This helps to keep your corners from coming out due to stress placed at the end of the stitching.
{Starting about one inch from the fold.}
{Get to the end and flip, and stitch back.}
{stitching back one inch before running the reinforcing stitch sequence.}

As I said this was just a quick project.  I did not get my iron out, just held the edges straight and flat as I stitched.

{here is another picture of flipping at the end of the stitching}
Ms. Diva was a ham for the camera as usual.  Here are a couple shots of the clown.
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