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fix a pillowcase that won’t stay on the pillow

So i bought these ¬†pillowcases awhile ago….and don’t ask why…but they refuse to stay on the pillow…

and it drives beyond bonkers! I’ve never had a pillowcase act like this. but it must feel like it needs to keep up with my kids and act defiant!

(not an exaggeration….this is literally how we find them every morning…

IMG_4754 and since i still don’ t know what i’m doing with my bedroom… i can’t buy new pillowcases just yet!

so i came up with a quick easy fix!!!
easy pillowcase fix with button closure

bought these two wooden buttons…(for a whole other purpose….but since i can’t even remember why i bought them they got to go on a pillow instead!) IMG_4889 and then just add a buttonhole! most machines have a buttonhole foot and it just whips it out for you!

(i won’t pretend i know how to do buttonholes like a pro! i still have to get out my manual to remember what settings it has to be on!)

AND did you know that if you lost your manual that you can google it and download it for free or to buy a physical copy! so no excuses!!!

then i just sewed a button on the other side…

IMG_5251 well looky here…it stays put! and keeps me sane!

easy pillow fix with button closure and cause it needs to be said: buttons are chocking hazards…don’t put these on kids pillows.

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.

Comments

  1. The simple fixes are the best and save your sanity the most. Brilliant Kim!

  2. My guess is that its a microfiber pillow cases. I’m finding microfiber bedding EVERYWHERE these days and I hate them because they darned bedding won’t stay on the bed!

  3. Googling is exactly how I got my manual to my sewing machine. It’s a hand-me-down and the previous keepers couldn’t find the manual and didn’t know where it was. Although, mine wasn’t free. I think it was only like $6, but money well spent. I like the buttons on your pillows. They are cute! I wonder if velcro would hold up all night long? My pillows seem to get a workout with me.

  4. I need to do this….

  5. super cute! That looks classy…. So, now we need the fix for my kids pillows, Maybe I could sew velcro on them… they can’t choke on velcro right!

  6. Susan the farm quilter says:

    Great idea! You could also buy or make a larger size pillow case and fold the excess inside one side of the pillow case and that will keep the pillow inside. If you are making your pillow case, you can make about a 6″ pocket on of one side of the opening that faces inside the pillowcase that you can tuck the end of the pillow into so it stays put.

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