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Topic: Hidden Pocket Pillow - Tutorial - Image heavy  (Read 6655 times)
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« on: April 14, 2005 04:47:39 PM »

This pillow, created for DithMer for the Sex Toy Accessory swap so she'd have a place to hide her accessories, has a nice girly-looking zipped pocket inside the pillow sham itself.  The sham fits a standard 14" (35 cm) square pillow form.  The pillow is to accessorize her burgandy bed set.

Here is the front, featuring multi-texture fabric patchwork (cotton, fleece, faux leather, velvety material):


The back is a neat print that I really like (I hope DithMer likes it, too!):


This shot shows the bottom of the pillow zipped open, and the zippered pocket inside:


On to the Tutorial:

First, collect your materials:

You will need: assorted fabrics to piece the top from, a 18" square piece of backing fabric, a smaller piece of fabric to create the pocket from, a zipper 14" or longer, and a zipper as long as you want your pocket to be wide.

Next, we will create the zippered pocket.  Please ignore the fact that this example is out of a different fabric than the finished product.  Cut a rectangle of fabric twice as long as you want your pocket to be high, and as wide as you want your pocket to be.  Create a zippered pouch (there are many tutorials on Craftster for this, if you need help), but with the good side of the fabric on the inside.  Do be careful, however, to make sure the zipper will open from the bad side.  When you place the zipper, it should be flat along one side of the pouch (rather than on the edge):

The next step is to piece your top.  Use whatever arrangement is pleasing to the eye.  I used different colours, patterns, and textures of fabric to add interest.  If you prefer, you could use unpieced fabric in a neat pattern instead of piecing the top:

Trim your top to 18" square.

Then, attach a zipper along the bottom side of the pieced fabric.  Attach the other side of the zipper along the bottom side of the backing fabric.  You should now have a long rectangle of fabric with a zipper in the middle:

Flip the sham to the wrong side.  Pin the pocket along the top zipper, matching it with the zipper along the inside of the backing.  Sew straight across the top-side of the pocket zipper, attaching the pocket like a flap:

Match the right sides of the fabric, with the zipper partially open.  Sew a 3/8" seam along the three open sides.

Turn rightside out, and voila!  You have a pillow sham with a hidden pocket.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2010 10:16:22 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed picture(s) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005 04:57:07 PM »

Cool, pocket to hide ur private dont touch stuff!  i'll have to try this!   Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005 05:06:54 PM »

Ok, this is just too wierd to ignore.  I see that you go to UBC, which is neat in itself, I do too!  But on the WIERD front is the fact that you have that meat-name fabric.  You HAD to have gotten it at one of the first stuff-swaps on campus, right?  Please say yes, that would be too odd, we laughed at the fabric like crazy when we saw it on the table, but I couldn't think of anything I would make with it.  So am I right??  What on earth will you do with the rest of that damn fabric??
« Last Edit: April 15, 2005 09:38:34 PM by fancypantsayla » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005 06:54:03 PM »

I actually got the fabric at Dressew (downtown at Cambie and Hastings; it's an awesome store, by the way).  It's first project was to cover two mini-sized binders to make cookbooks for my best friend (he moved out to Ottawa on his own) and my boyfriend.  I just find the fabric really amusing, plus it's a great weight.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2005 10:57:46 PM »

No actually whats funny is the fact that I have the same meat fabric that i bought from dresew and I also made a pillow out of it. I would take a picture of it right now but Im lazy so here is one with it in the background. The pillow is kind of smushed but you get the idea...

I use to be with it. Then they changed what it was. Now what im with isnt it and whats it scares me.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005 02:22:26 AM »

Holy crap I love this pillow cover! I've been dying to make my own with pockets because it's SO much easier to carry with to the boyfriend's, and I wouldn't have to worry about the young nephew opening a drawer and playing with BOB... which could be very bad for my health after my brother kicks my ass.

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2005 12:15:54 AM »

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