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portable pillow/blanket set

by:Qihao      2019-09-05
This pillow is easy to make and useful in many cases.
It has a special pocket with a matching blanket.
The original idea was to keep warm in football matches;
A pillow can be a seat cushion.
Since this was the original plan, my Buffalo Bill was blue and red (
Yes, I know. . . ).
This can be used for any cool-
Weather games, you can customize colors for your favorite team.
They also sell fuzzy fabrics with team logo (
But these fabrics are more expensive).
Other ideas for this set include (
But definitely not limited! ):-
Dormitory or small apartment-
Store a spare blanket for a cold night or company-Car -
You should put a blanket in the car in case you are stuck in the snow.
Alternatively, this may be good for passengers who fall asleep on long trips. -Sleepovers -
I put my hands in, so very portable! -Picnics -
Again, it\'s portable so bring it on and you\'ll have picnic blankets and mats sitting on it!
This project can be customized in many ways to meet your needs.
I will try to mention where things can be changed easily.
You just need to buy a small blanket to make it easier (
Or if you already have-
You still need most of the same supplies, just less cloth. 1.
Fabric: I used some plain fuzzy fabric for $34/yard.
More patterned fabric, team logo fabric for about $11/yard. I got 1.
5 yards Red 1. 5 yards blue.
How much fabric you buy really depends on you.
This red blanket is completely made and is of a good size.
About 1 yard for pillows/cases (
I ate some leftovers). 2.
Mat: My initial plan was to use a memory foam, but they are no longer on sale at Walmart.
In the store I decided not to use loose padding and the pillow form was the cheapest.
The pillow part can really use any type of foam or filler. 3.
Thread: some threads to match.
I just used white on the border and black on the pillow because I don\'t like to fill my limited storage space with a lot of color lines, but it\'s best to make the line the same color as your fabric. 4.
Pins: I don\'t have enough to run around the blanket, so I had to stop and sew and nail the rest. 5.
Scissors: beautiful sewing scissors are always good, but you need at least something that can go through the fabric. 6.
Things sewn together: sewing machines are useful for this part (
I have been stealing my mom\'s stuff).
You can use needles and lines if you want, but I won\'t recommend you to do so unless you\'re really bored.
Available: 7. Ribbon: (
Or something on the edge of the blanket)
I used 2 \"wide ribbons.
I got 2 rolls 12 feet per roll and didn\'t leave much extra stuff.
You can use something different to make the edge of the blanket more beautiful.
Alternatively, you can skip the edges and save money using only the basic hem. 8.
Buttons: I didn\'t add any buttons, but you can create a closure with a button on the top of the blanket pocket, or you can pull it together with a closure in the center of the pillow
Think like a button on the sofa).
I know they have a lot of needles to do that, but you might be able to pass with a normal needle if you want to try. 9.
Zipper: The other one I didn\'t make, you can add a zipper to the blanket pocket.
You can also use the zipper on the last seam of the pillow
This way you can remove the pillowcase to wash the pillowcase. 10.
Decoration: you can design embroidery or decals outside (
Like a team logo).
Beads, sequins, possibilities are endless.
If you want to use the store
You can skip this step by buying a blanket. 1.
The fabric I use is exactly the same size as the blanket, so I don\'t need to measure or cut anything.
If you have a larger cloth, you need to make sure how big the blanket you want and cut it off.
Remember, if you use the same thing on your pillow, it takes about 1 yard for the pillow.
Note: You can use the basic hem if you don\'t use decorative edges.
I won\'t discuss it in detail here, but the rest of this step can be skipped if this is your plan. 2.
Bring your ribbon and start around the corner.
You may not want the edge to be in the corner because it is harder to finish.
Make sure the beautiful edges are facing out and fold the ribbon in half of the edges.
It should cover any rough edges.
Nail down the ribbon3.
Fixed corners: in order to make a nice looking corner, fold the ribbon directly from the edge and close to the corner of the fabric (
Pin the pin here if you want).
Fold the ribbon down along the new edge so that the ribbon is perpendicular to the edge and fold it in half.
There should be a fold of 45 degrees angle, try to align with the inner angle.
You may need to make a little adjustment in order to get this done. 4.
Go ahead until the ribbon or pin runs out. 5.
Sewing: sew on ribbon with machine.
You should be as close to the edge of the ribbon as possible, but make sure you don\'t miss the ribbon on the other side!
To be safe, I align the right edge of the foot with the fold on the ribbon.
In this way, I put all the stitching at a uniform distance from the edge.
There are some loose ribbons, but it\'s a ribbon, so it looks good anyway. 6.
Stitching corner: sew directly to corner.
Make sure that the fold is not moved by the foot (
Leave the pin inside to make sure things don\'t move).
When you were 45
Fold in degree, stop and place the needle in the down position (
If your machine has this capability).
Then lift your feet and turn the fabric in a new direction.
Move the needle up to the regular needle (up)
Location and restoration stitching. 7.
When you go to the end of the ribbon: If you have a part long enough to walk around the blanket, you don\'t need to worry about the transition between the two. -
First, stitch all the way to the end of the first block.
Don\'t worry about making it look good. we\'ll cover it up. -
Fold over the edge of the new work.
I did, but you really don\'t have. -
Arrange the new ribbon on the first ribbon so that only the good edges are displayed. -
Fix the new work and continue to work normally.
As you walk around: cut the end of the ribbon outside the starting point of the first ribbon.
Complete the edge using the method in number 7.
Before you sew this ribbon all the way, you will want to stitch the folded edges.
Your blanket should be complete now! 1.
Place the corners of the fabric on a flat surface.
Place the shape of the pillow in the corner, almost aligned with the corner.
You want a little more on the edge of the seam.
Cut around the pillow and leave room for sewing (
Make sure to lift the fabric to the existing seams of the pillow and then increase the seam allowance. 3.
Put this piece on top of the fabric and cut the other piece of the same size. 1.
Place the cut on both sides of the pillow shape. 2.
Pin 3 sides as close as possible to the pillow.
Please be careful not to nail the pillow (
You have to take it out! )3.
Open the last side so you can remove the pillow so you can turn it right --side-
Go out after sewing1.
Fold the blanket into pillow size.
Put it on the pillow. 2.
Spread the cloth over the blanket.
Line up with one or both sides and let the rest hang up. 3.
Fix the pillowcase and align the new fabric with the edges.
When you fix all the pins in place, remove the pins and replace them so they can go through all 3 layers. 4.
Continue your fixed three sides.
Keep it as tight as possible.
You\'ll want it to compress the blanket a little to make the whole thing smaller, but you don\'t want it to be so tight that you can\'t get in and out of the blanket. 5.
Cut off the excess from the last piece of fabric. 6.
Try to make the corner look beautiful.
Since my blanket is too thick, I have to fold it up, but it may vary if your blanket is smaller. 1.
Remove the pillows and blankets. 2.
Sew along the position of the pin and remove the pin. 3.
Clip the extra fabric near the seams. 4.
You can finish this seam with zigzag stitching if you wish. 5.
Turn the pillow case right-side-out.
The larger part (
Where is the blanket)
Should be outside.
There will be seams in this pocket. 6.
Put the pillow in the pillow pocket.
Fold the blanket in your pocket just to double itcheck the size.
You can skip this step if you don\'t want the handle.
Or you can do something different for the handle. 1.
Cut the handle two pieces
I\'m about 10 \"inches long and wide. 2.
Fold half each piece and stitch along the edge. 3.
Turn each handle rightside-out.
If you put the fabric through with a pencil eraser, it will help. 1.
Fold twice at the opening edge of the blanket pocket to form the hem. Pin in place. 2.
Fix the opening edge of the pillowcase so that each edge folds over each other (
See the second picture).
* Note: This seam can also be done by hand and I decided to do it by machine.
You can also insert a zipper here so the pillow can be removed. 3.
Put the edge of the handle into each seam in order to hide the end. 4.
Stitch all the way to finish the hem and seams.
I had to move the pillows around to get this to work, but I did.
If you have a problem with this, it can always be done by hand.
Now, embrace some cocoa, lean on the pillow and cover it with a blanket.
Pack it back when you\'re done!
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