Monday, February 14, 2011

Project Eight: Sewing fail, Boppy Pillow Cover

On Monday when I had just gotten home from work, after making dinner, all were fed and happy. So while my vampire baby attempted to eat my husband’s face, I decided to make a new Boppy cover so we could easily switch out the covers for washing purposes.

I really liked the look of this pattern because it had an over lap type closure instead of the zipper on the one I bought.

I started by cutting my fabric pieces out, (PS: I kind of hate how these pillows are shaped, lots of wasted fabric with 45” wide fabric, I wish I would have known and gone with the 60” wide fabric instead)

After lining everything up, I basted around the edge of the fabric to hold everything together.
Disclaimer: I have a love/hate relationship with bias tape, I love the look of it, but on weird curves I find it difficult to keep form bunching up. We had a very much hate/hate relationship this project. I had to make 3 different lengths of the tape then attach it together; it didn’t turn out as good as planned.

I will though introduce you to one of most favorite tools

The manual bias tape maker, it makes doing this tape sooooo much easier than manually folding and ironing it myself but it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like the automatic bias tape machine. And best part, you can use whatever fabric you want and it doesn’t cost 1.99 for 2.5 yards of it! It’s almost free!
Anyways, I chose a kinda matching fabric that I thought would stand out a bit. Well after the debacle of attaching the bias tape around the entire thing, I inserted the pillow and guess what… didn’t fit!!!!

I don’t have a picture of the back, but the opening seriously wouldn’t come together. It’s still sitting in my rework pile so that I can hopefully make it work, but this goes to show, all crafty mommas have sewing fails sometimes.


  1. Hi, can you tell me where did u find the tutorial about making the cover without zipper? Thanks you!!!

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