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# How to Make Neckroll Pillow Covers or Bolster Pillow Covers - YouTubeSee details »

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• 00:00: this video is presented by sailrite this video will show you how to make neck roll pillow covers or also called bolster pillow covers we're gonna use the sailrite neck roll pillow forms and we're also going to show you how to install buttons on the ends sailrite stocks many different sizes of the neck roll pillow forms the first step in making your pillow cover is to take a pillow width measurement and also a diameter measurement of the end of the pillow each pillow will require a main
• 00:30: body panel and two round end pieces use this diagram to determine the appropriate sizes to cut those pieces the neck roll pillow form that we'll be covering is 20 inches by 9 inches so these are the measurements that we'll use to cut the fabric out this neck roll pillow or bolster pillow will include a Velcro for the closure system before we move on we want to explain some of those calculations to you so you understand exactly what we're going to be doing the pillow width in the in diameter are
• 01:01: self-explanatory however the calculation at the bottom is not the D is the in diameter and -1 is the seam allowance because we'll be taking a half inch seam around the entire circumference of the circle and then you obviously multiply that times pi which is 3.14 adding on the 2.25 is for inclusion of the velcro closure system when this pillow cover is complete it will be smaller than the pillow form and because of that it will look best will now transfer those
• 01:33: measurements to the fabric that we'll be using we're using a Sunbrella furniture fabric which is excellent for UV resistant stain resistance and longevity and also has a nice soft hand so it feels great the Sunbrella furniture fabric can be easily marked with the pencil our pillow form on the end is 9 inches in diameter so we're gonna create a 9 inch diameter circle we're gonna use a yardstick which has holes drilled into it and we're gonna punch a pick into the
• 02:03: fabric by rotating this yardstick around with the pick stuck in the hole we can put a pencil in another hole that is four and a half inches away from the pic that will create a beautiful circle you can also use a compass but in many cases the compass will be too small to create a large circle smaller pillow forms the compass may work great in but otherwise you can just create a yardstick like this with the measurements that are required for your pillow form there are many different ways that you can create
• 02:35: a circle one other way is to use a string with a pick on one end and a pencil on the other you'll come up with some way to create a beautiful circle like this one circle has been marked now we'll create the second circle as you can see the circle is nine inches in diameter exactly what we need for our pillow form you can cut out the
• 03:05: Sunbrella furniture fabric with scissors but we find it best to cut it out with a hot knife this is the Engel professional hot knife which heats up in a few seconds and cools down in about a minute you can use other hot knifes or a wood burning tool or a soldering gun this prevents raveling of the fabric we're using the hot knife on top of a piece of glass that prevents damage to the tabletop the fabric blanks have now been cut out and are ready to assemble our measurements call for a 5/8 inch velcro
• 03:37: we're using a hook and loop velcro here and here we're determining the length to cut the velcro we want the velcro to be about 1/2 and shorter on each edge this is our 20 inch measurement there are the width measurement of the pillow so we want it to be one inch shorter than that so we're cutting this at 19 inches both the hook and the loop are apologies for all the excess noise in the background we just moved into a much larger building and here you can hear and see a scissor lift putting in network cables
• 04:09: for this new building will create a single hem along the width edge of the fabric blank and we're marking the fabric one and a half inches that's where we'll fold the raw edge of the fabric over to that line we find it easier to mark the fabric and then fold it over so again we're marking both of the width edges to one and a half inches then we'll use that yardstick and create a line across the fabric and Deb is
• 04:40: gonna create a dashed line here it doesn't really matter here you won't see this line when the pillows complete and we're also going to do it to the other end as well we'll be using the double sided seamstick to hold this hem in place you don't have to use this but it makes it easier because this will temporarily
• 05:10: hold the hem in place while you take it to the sewing machine and sew this is part number 129 seamstick for acrylic canvas we're gonna apply that to both of the ends we'll then peel off the paper revealing the glue and we'll hymn that edge over to that line that we created earlier we'll do that to the opposite end as well this is the width edge of
• 05:42: the fabric blank or the width measurement of your pillow for our pillow this is the 20 inch side you'll notice that Deb is folding the fabric back so that we see the finish side and we're going to apply the velcro loop or the soft side of the velcro to this side we're gonna use double sided tape and baste it to the bottom side of this velcro again this is the soft velcro or the looped side peel off the paper
• 06:15: backing revealing the glue and then we'll baste it approximately 1/2 inch away from the raw edge starting here notice the velcro is not lined up immediately along that folded edge but down about a sixteenth of an inch or an eighth of an inch from the edge will now apply double-sided tape or seamstick to
• 06:46: the hooked velcro on the back side we'll be placing the hooked velcro on the side in which we created the hem in other words the side that shows the raw edge of the hem and we're placing it the exact same distance away from the edge which is approximately a half inch and sixteenth of an inch or an eighth of inch away from the fold just as we did previously with the looped velcro well
• 07:18: now take this over to the sewing machine and sew the velcro in place we're using the sailrite ultrafeed ls-1 sewing machine and we're sewing a straight stitch along each side of that velcro this is the looped side and we also do some reversing at the forward portion and the end portion of the velcro to lock the stitch in place it's a good idea to sew with a straight stitch being as accurate as possible as you sew down
• 07:48: the length of velcro the stitch length should be approximately four millimeters to six millimeters because we're sewing a Sunbrella furniture fabric the stitch length can be smaller than the standard six millimeter or eight millimeter you would use with the marine-grade sunbrella now we're going to do the same procedure to the hooked velcro on the opposite end we're sewing this pillow cover with a v-69 polyester thread and
• 08:18: we're using a size number 16 needle a home sewing machine will do an excellent job of sewing light fabrics like the Sunbrella furniture fabric will now stick the velcro together with the hooked velcro on the top side and the loop velcro on the bottom side being careful to match it up exactly so that the ends are even and the velcro is directly on top of itself now turn the pillow cover inside out
• 08:51: find the two in circles and we'll mark those so that they have four points directly opposite of each other to do that fold the circle in half and then mark it at the crease points with the pencil now fold up the opposite direction
• 09:22: matching up those two marks opposite of each other then mark at the folds again when it comes time to join the round portion of this pattern to the main barrel we'll be using these points to help to ensure that we're sewing the round portion on to the barrel accurately now that both of those round portions are marked will mark the barrel portion this is the main body of the
• 09:52: fabric that's been joined together with the velcro before one of the marks will use the finished edge here where the velcro assembly was done so we'll fold this barrel at that point and then make a pencil mark directly opposite on the other side and we're gonna make the pencil mark on the inside of the fabric remember we turned this pillow inside out so the good side is where we're marking with the pencil and you want to
• 10:22: mark no deeper than a half inch because that's where our seam will be placed now we'll fold those two points together and Mark the opposite sides so we have four points on the barrel that are equally spaced you'll see later on that as we sew the round portion to this barrel that those marks will line up perfectly an indication that you're stretching one fabric more than the other when you're
• 10:52: sewing them together is if these marks don't line up with each other if that were to happen when you were sewing you'd probably want to stop sewing rip your stitches and start again in this portion of the video you can see that we've ripped the velcro apart and we're gonna use those marks we just made to make marks on the opposite side of the barrel so we're folding the barrel just as you see here in the video and then we'll place the marks directly opposite of that on the other edge we're now going to join the velcro back
• 11:24: together to form a barrel again and we're gonna put this together so the inside is on the outside so it's inside out and you can tell that by looking at that hem here the raw edge is on the top side be sure to join the velcro back together accurately because we're gonna now so the round portion to this barrel on both sides it doesn't matter which end you start with but you don't want to take one of those notches and match it
• 11:54: up with the folded edge where the velcro assembly was made and we're gonna work our way around sewing the assemblies together so notice the notch where the mark is matched up with that fold and then you want to hold it about the
• 12:45: half-inch inside you don't want to hold it at this stretch hold the body of it you can see that Deb guides that round circular part on to the barrel and then when it comes up to getting close to the needle the two edges are lined up perfectly and you notice also the stitch is about a half inch away from the raw edges of the piece of fabric and notice
• 13:16: the matchup marks there almost directly on top of each other and because of that when you get to the beginning portion of where we started to sew you'll find that the round portion of fabric will match up perfectly with the barrel portion of fabric if they were off you may want to stop and tear up your stitches and restart again if this is the first time that you've sewn around into a barrel
• 13:49: take your time it does take a little bit of practice but usually if you take your time and go slow it should come out very nice indeed now we're on top of exactly where we began and we do some reverse stitching to lock it in place and we're done with that side now we just didn't you do the same thing to the opposite we'll repeat that exact same procedure for the opposite in its exact procedure
• 14:21: and done again matching up the marks and so all the way around and then reverse at the end will not show anymore of this as it's done exactly the same way now all that's necessary is to rip the velcro apart turn the cover right side out and insert the pillow form that you purchased from sailrite
• 14:51: you'll notice that this is a very tight
• 16:01: cover and that actually makes it look best you don't want it to loose you want it a little bit smaller than the actual pillow form she looks excellent they neck roll pillow or bolster pillow cover is now complete if you'd like to install buttons to dress it up a little bit this portion of the video will show you how to do that to install the button you'll need the button form obviously and a long hand sewing needle or a long upholstery needle measure the button form we're using the one in 1/8 inch
• 16:32: button form here we're gonna cut out fabric that is 2 inches by 2 inches for this one in 1/8 inch but inform this is the Sunbrella furniture fabric canvas Birds Eye will fold that square twice as shown here in the video then we'll take scissors and cut along the two raw edges of the square to create a circle there we go now we'll take the top portion of the button form and tuck in the edges of the
• 17:02: fabric to the little teeth that are around the circumference of the button form they don't grab particularly well and so you have to use your fingernail to kind of squeeze them into position here it does take a little bit of time you can usually accomplish a single button in about 3 minutes you get better and better with practice we're not cutting out any portion of this film so you can see how long it takes Deb to
• 17:32: complete one of these buttons working with a light Sunbrella furniture fabric it's pretty easy to create a button form working with nagas soft vinyl material it's a little bit more difficult and working with naugahyde Universal it's even more difficult but
• 18:02: lighter fabrics are pretty easy now we'll take the back portion of the button form and installed as you see here in the video placing the button form on a piece of half-inch closed-cell foam is what we're doing here you can use foam that you may have laying around and then that prevents damage to the top portion of the barrel as you press the back portion onto the top cover you notice that it's snapped there that's what we want - it's gonna snap one more time here and now
• 18:34: the back portion is securely in place over the button form and that's all there is to making a button form that you purchase from sailrite now we're gonna use a pre-waxed twine and run it through the eyelet portion of the button you need to make sure you have plenty of thread here don't cut too little otherwise the whole procedures a waste so as Deb said it's better to have more than not enough you can also just use a good heavy twine if you don't have a pre waxed thread as we're showing here
• 19:04: in the video and then we're gonna use one of these long upholstery needles here this needle is actually not long enough to run the whole width of the pillow form it would be better if we had a longer needle but we didn't have one available find the center of your circle and mark it with a pencil that way you're ensured that the button is in the right spot do that on both ends now we'll insert the hand sewing
• 19:36: needle long or upholstery needle in right over that hole and we'll try to keep it as straight as possible since the needles not long enough we're gonna have to come up with a way to push the needle all the way through and compress the pillow not the easiest technique it would be better if we had a longer upholstery needle but if you have a short one like this you could do the same procedure here you always want to make sure the needles coming through right on the mark
• 20:06: that you placed on the at the center of the circle so if it's not you can reposition it but that's exactly where we want it to come out and now we'll just pull it through and now we can let off the pressure the pillow and let it go back to shape again there one button is installed now we'll take the twine or the pre wax thread out of the eye of the needle and then we'll install a second button form here will not show you how to make a second one because we've already done that okay now
• 20:39: tie a slipknot this one I'm gonna check out this thing and get
• 21:12: it as tight as you want it to be drawing the button up tight is totally up to you just tie it off then Aidan on it
• 21:43: the neckroll pillow cover or bolster pillow cover is now complete be sure to check out Sierra's other videos including standard throw pillows throw
• 22:13: pillows with piping throw pillows with zippers round throw pillows all kinds of different videos and more to come in the future i'm eric grant with sailrite thanks for watching this video bye bye