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Button-Closure Pillow Cover
A nice alternative to the velcro-closure
(which isn't so much pretty as it is functional), is to use buttons to
close the pillow cover. You'll want at least 2-3 buttons, depending upon
how large your pillow is, to secure the opening shut. Follow the same
instructions as for the basic pillow cover. At the end, though, you'll
need to sew on your buttons, and create buttons holes (this is the
slightly tricky part).
a sharp pair of scissors, gently and neatly snip your fabric to
create an opening that is very slightly larger than the width of
fig. 1 ^
Thread your needle,
doubling over the thread and tying a large knot at the bottom.
Holding the fabric with the right-side facing you, bring the
needle from the back of the fabric through to the front,
inserting it approximately 1/4" in from the opening in the
fabric, as pictured in figure 2.
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pulled the thread through, your needle should now be coming out the
front of the fabric. Insert the needle back through the fabric, going
front to back this time. Now here's the important part: as you bring
your needle through the fabric, you'll want to make sure that it goes
THROUGH the looped part of the thread, as pictured in figure
fig. 3 >
it? Good. Now continue using this same stitching pattern until you've
gone all the way around the perimeter of the button hole.
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