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Pillow COVER
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4 Finish the short sides of the fabric by folding the frayed edge over 1/4", then folding the fabric again (approximately another 3/4"). Sew with a straight stitch.

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5 Place the fabric on a flat surface such that the outside of the fabric is showing. Fold the fabric as pictured below (fig. 4). It doesn't really matter where exactly you make the folds, although I like to have the first fold larger than the second, so that the cover opening will be near the bottom of the pillow. The important thing is to make sure that the distance between folds is exactly the same as the length of the pillow.


 
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6 Stitch both sides shut, using a straight stitch, and leaving a margin of 1" along the edges (fig. 5). Hint: Pin the fabric in place before you start sewing -- it'll prevent it from sliding around. 

7Then finish the frayed edges by folding them over approximately 1/4", and using a zigzag stitch (fig. 6).

8 Flip the cover right-side out, and slide in your pillow. Voila! You're done.

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