Introduction: Knotted Fringe Fleece Pillow Cover

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Fleece and what's sometimes the fuzzier felt-ier version, called blizzard fleece, is not impossible to work through a sewing machine. But add in some folds, as when making a pillow cover that opens in the back for pillow form insertion and removal, and it's not meant to be. Hand-sewing can leave sides too easily tugged apart with all the lovable stretch of the material, and that stretch could equally be problematic for zipper fastening.

Fringing and knotting the sides, like we sometimes see displayed for fleece blankets, comes out very nice, is a kid-safe project exercising fine motor skills and engaging creative choice, and lends the super soft and potentially warming fabric to an especially comfort-intended application - decorating a pillow.

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lita.peacock (author)2014-12-10

What was the measurements for fabric?! I'm looking to made Homemade crafts for x-mas this year. Thank You!

gabilove (author)2014-06-29

Cool

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-06-02

Cute! So do you just untie it if you need to get the pillow back out?

JessRen (author)Penolopy Bulnick2014-06-02

Yes you can. And if you plan on needing to wash the surface often, you can cut the fringes to be wider. I went with between 1-1.5" ties for knotting, but 2.5-3" would work, too. The fleece material gets very securely fixed when tied, and it's stretchy for unknotting easily enough. I went for a 26" x 26" Ikea fill pillow for $7.99, and aimed for 4" tolerance for the fringe. It also looks cute and spiky with 2" tolerance for tying, and you can continue to tie fringe strands here and there after the first round of ties, to close any gaps or get the spacing you want.

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