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dress up a pillowcase
It's a square fish! School assignment was to make a simple pillow case. I really wanted to expand my creative abilities so I came up with this. A little weird but my cat loves it.

Posted by Chelsea K. from Fargo, North Dakota, United States • Published See Chelsea K.'s 8 projects »

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Fishy Pillowcase - Step 1
    Step 1

    what you want is you base flannel(yellow 1 yard) 4 fish fin shaped pieces(blue) and 4 pieces for your back fin(pink.

    I used the polka dots as decoration for the tail. You can make the pieces any size you want.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Fishy Pillowcase - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next you take an old pillow case and trace it leaving a 1 inch seam allowance. You also need 2 pieces for the end of you pillow case this is where the fins are attached.
    don't attach your end pieces yet.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Fishy Pillowcase - Step 3
    Step 3

    We're gonna make the fins next. Put pretty ends together and then put batting on top. sew together leaving a spot open to turn it inside out.

    You preferably want the opening at the base of the tail

    You also want to do this with the fins or like me stuff them!

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Fishy Pillowcase - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take your two end pieces and sew on your tail fin.

    I added snaps to keep the fins together and the pillow in.

    do this on both of the end pieces

  • Step 5

    My image is too big to fit so I'm just gonna have to tell you.

    make a pocket(cut a slit in fabric)for your fins and insert your fin into it. Fold over ends and sew on. Do this for both fins and both tail fins.

  • Step 6

    Put pretty sides together, watch out for fins, and sew like a normal pillowcase.

    Your done!

    Sorry if the instructions suck, it's my first



Haluk · 1 project
Did you see my version of it? lmao
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
Cute lol. =)
iWunder01 · 6 projects
To Cute!!
Alessandra S.
Alessandra S. · New York, New York, US
· Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US · 23 projects
This is so cool! Awesome job and tutorial!
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Nicely done...Love it!

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