There are lots of reasons you might want to consider creating a custom body pillow case. Some are personal and some are for your home decor. However, regardless of the reason, there are some ideas you can use to ensure that your body pillow is as stylish as possible.
Embroider a small patch
If you are looking to add a special touch to your custom body pillow cases, you can consider adding an embroidered patch. The process is simple and allows you to customize your pillowcase for a unique look.
Embroidered patches are more durable than woven patches. They come in different colors, sizes and designs. You can use an iron on backing to apply your embroidered patches. This is the most common way to add a patch to your pillowcase. However, you should give your patches time to cool before handling them.
When you want a more professional look, consider using a post-patch iron-on seal. This helps you hide any jumps or trims and gives a finished, professional look to your patch. To do this, heat the area where you are going to place your patch for fifteen seconds. Tweezers can be used to remove the paper portion of the seal.
You can also use a commercial heat press machine to apply the patch. Once your patch is in place, close the machine at normal patch pressure for about twenty five seconds.
Another option is to use a tear away stabilizer. This method is the least preferred of the three, but it can be functional. It can keep the patch from becoming too stiff, which can be a problem when a patch is worn on a thin fabric.
There are also a variety of backings for your custom patch. These depend on the application and the type of fabric you are sewing your patch to. Some of these options include a Velcro, no show mesh, or a tacky backing. Each has its own benefits and advantages. So, when choosing your backing, make sure to understand your needs and use the one that will work best for you.
If you need a patch that is large, you can also choose to have the fabric sewed on. A woven patch can be a great choice, as it allows you to retain the integrity of the original logo. For smaller patches, a twill background is usually the most suitable.
Embroider a leaf
If you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your custom body pillow cases, you’ve come to the right place. Using some of the most popular embroidery stitches you can put a unique spin on your pillow covers.
There are a variety of leaf embroidery stitches you can choose from. These include the classic satin stitch, the fly stitch and the chain stitch. You can also add decorative accents to your pillow cover to make your design stand out.
The fishbone stitch is a good choice if you’re working on a medium size leaf. This stitch creates a subtle seam in the middle of the design and continues down the leaf’s shape. For a larger, more intricate project, you may want to use the slanting stitch. A back stitch is another classic. It is used to guide the stem and other lines. To get the most out of this type of stitch, make sure to change colors after every segment.
Satin stitches are also great for filling in areas of a design. They are available in many colors and can be easily customized. In some cases, you can add a variety of contrasting colors to create a unique leaf design.
The best part about this particular stitch is that it can be used to create a large leaf or a small leaf. If you’re making a smaller piece, you’ll probably need to use fewer strands of thread to achieve the same look. Finally, the chain stitch is a great choice if you’re in the market for some leaf-themed home decor. Unlike a fly stitch, this stitch doesn’t require that you actually sew it. Instead, it is a great way to add a little bit of color to your fabric.
You can even go the extra mile and try your hand at an embroidered patch. These types of patches are perfect gifts to give to your friends or family on special occasions. As with any handmade product, there’s no limit to your creativity. Whether you’re searching for a holiday gift or simply wanting to add some flair to your custom body pillow cases, you’ll be able to find a way to make your project look unique.
Add a piping accent
One of the easiest ways to add a personal touch to your dakimakura pillow is to add a piping accent. You can use either paper, foam, or cotton-covered polyester piping, depending on the look you want to achieve. The flange or lip of the piping should be flush with the fabric of the pillow. Besides piping, you can also add a decorative accent to the pillow’s edge. This is a great way to create a colorful, artistic impression. For example, you could place two pipe accents on each side of the pillow. Or, you can stitch a small strip of knitted fabric onto the piping to make it look like it was made with a needle and thread.
When you’re ready to sew your piping, you will need a zipper foot to ensure that you stitch close to the cording. However, you should make sure to slow down when you come to the corners. After you have attached your piping to the pillow, you may want to give it a good baste to ensure that it stays in place. Also, you can clip the piping to help it lay flat. To do this, fold one of the short ends of the bias tape in half and press the ends to adhere them to the fabric. Then, stitch this piece along the folded edge, about 2 inches from the edge.
Another trick to add a piping accent is to use an ideal-sized piece of cording, which you can then wrap around the pillow. Before you do, however, you will need to pin the piping to the pillow front and back, making sure to hold it in place as you go. Once you’re done, you should see a beautiful, stiff piping that will stand up to wear and tear.
Finally, you may want to add a decorative center to the pillow, if your design is more artistic. You can choose from a variety of fabric patterns, or even use a custom-printed fabric to create a textured, unique pillow. With a little imagination, you can easily turn a boring pillow into something that looks and feels as though it was made by a professional.
Create a patterned pillow sham
Pillow shams can add style and texture to your bed. They also come in a wide variety of designs. Some of them have ruffles, while others are plain. Choose a sham that complements your bedding or the patterned fabric of your duvet. You can make your own pillow sham for a beautiful statement piece in your bedroom.
You can use your sewing skills to make a patterned pillow sham. It is a very easy DIY project. Depending on the fabric you choose, the pattern may be in the front, back or side of the sham. If you want to make a statement, you can also make your sham with a bright color. Colored ribbon can be added to the sham for visual interest.
A pillow sham is a piece of fabric that is overlapping on three or four sides. They are usually bordered with a flange. The sham may also include decorative embellishments along the open cuff. Creating your own pillow sham is an inexpensive and thoughtful gift. You can create a pillow sham in the pattern and colors of your choice. Be sure to select a sham that is the right size for your pillows.
If you are unsure of the size of your pillow, you can always take it to the store to get a feel for it. Once you have your measurements, you can make the sham. Keep in mind that the sham is meant to be decorative and not to be slept on. For more affordable options, you can buy a pillowcase. These are usually made from the same fabric as your sheet set. However, you can also use different fabrics to create a customized pillow cover. This is a great way to showcase your editing and design abilities.
Customizing your pillow case is a great gift idea for bookworms. It is also a great companion to have on road trips. Just make sure that the material you choose is comfortable. Your personal picture or a favorite quote can be printed on the custom pillow sham. You can customize the photo by adding a center or face.