Advice 1: How to cut linen

For strong and healthy sleep is very important the quality of bed linen. Besides the fact that it must be pleasing to the body and have attractive color, it should match the size of the bed, pillows and blankets. Sometimes to find a suitable kit in the store does not work, in this case, the best way is to sew bed linen with his own hands. Moreover, it is quite easy, even for beginners. The main thing is to cut out the bed linen.
How to cut linen
You will need
  • - fabric - 8 m;
  • - measuring tape;
  • - scissors;
  • - tailor's chalk;
  • - a sewing machine.
Select a suitable fabric for bedding. Take a natural cotton: calico, satin, cotton or the other. Artificial fabric do not use. Select it with the width of 220 cm for two sets and a width of 160 cm 1.5-seater to do a lot of stitches. To reveal the wet fabric that she gave shrinkage, and dry, iron with a hot iron.
First, take the duvet cover: put on the fabric the length of the blanket and fold it in half. Then leave a seam 3-5 cm Stitches will be three on the sides and bottom. Determine where you are going to leave a hole for filling with blankets in a duvet cover or on the side seam or at the bottom. Mark it, splitting the party in half and aside from the middle and 30 cm in both directions. Sew all the seams there, leaving the intended hole. Turn the duvet cover inside out and sew the seams again leaving a seam allowance from the previous seam inside. Treat the cut.
Then cutting the sheets, leaving the length on the fabric, leaving allowances on ACC 3-5 cm, add the stock podvorot under the mattress if you want. This is the simple detail of the bedding set, just pull up her top and bottom underwearnew seam, the sewing machine there is a special foot.
Pillowcase cutting size pillows, standard size - 50x70 cm 70x70 cm Aside the length of the pillowcase (50 or 70 cm) and fold the fabric in half, on one side, add 20 cm on podvorot. Get the total length of the workpiece 120 or 160 cm. Add allowances on the ACC - both sides 3 cm Cut the fabric the desired width of 70 cm plus 3 cm seam on each side. Pull up the stitches at the bottom and the top. Fold the fabric like a pillowcase face the outside, inside podvorot and prostrochite on the machine side seams. Then remove the pillowcase and Stacie those seams inside out so that the previous seam allowance left inside the current. Pillowcases ready.
A duvet cover can be stitched with a Central hole oval or diamond shape, but with side or bottom practical.
Useful advice
Before we will open check whether the cut fabric in the store, pulling for this cross thread at the cut edges. If not, align the sides, cutting off the excess, otherwise it may be skewed in the finished product. The angles at the cutting should be straight - strictly in the course of the transverse and longitudinal yarns.

The duvet cover can sew two sides, leaving the third hole. Then pull up the remaining seam along the entire double length destacando side and then sew the seams up to the hole and after.

Advice 2: How to cut a pillow case

To cut out the pillowcase for sleeping, no need to have a lot of experience in tailoring. Enough to figure out the dimensions of the pillow and to learn basic sewing stitches. For decorative products, such as sofa pillows, cutting can be difficult: to provide a clasp, fancy edging or case from a variety of fabrics-companions. You do not need a large consumption of working material. So, for pillow cases on the pillow of one of the standard sizes - 75х50 – enough cut to 174 cm long and 56 cm wide.
How to cut a pillow case
You will need
  • - cut the working fabric;
  • centimeter;
  • pencil;
  • - scissors;
  • - threads;
  • needle;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - optional: ribbon, lace, frill, contrast thread zip.
Measure the length and width of the pillow. One (lower) detail of a cut should be cut out according to the perimeter of the product. In this case, note that bed linen should be worn on the thing freely, but not to be large. For accurate determination of the size, you should focus on the thickness of the cushion. Usually each edges of a part to leave a margin of freedom to fit from 1.5 to 3 cm. Add to this the standard allowances on the hem and the connecting seams are 1.5 cm.
Start the second pattern (upper) part of the future pillow cases. It will be elongated, with a wide hem on top to form the valve. As a sample use ready cut the bottom part of the product; for hems leave a large allowance of cloth from 15 to 30 cm (depending on the fullness of the pillow) and another 1.5 cm for seams.
To make cutting the pillowcase to be used as everyday bedding, recommended from the same cloth. This will save the thing from additional scarring in the joints of the sections. Make the necessary calculations and make some rectangle.
Fold the cut out detail double face inside, and the top, leave the seam allowance on the valve the desired height. You will only have to process the slices a double Poggibonsi and sew them.
To design decorative pillow case made of two details make pattern decorative edge around the perimeter of the side seam. You can also use the finished lace from the store of sewing accessories.
If you wish to decorate the product ruffles, cut out to them a strip of cloth. Fold it in half along a longitudinal line and route locking stitching contrast thread close to the top edge. Alternatively, the height of a single layer of ruffles, you can handle the lace braid.
Make a pattern ruffles long enough, then the build will turn out lush and elegant. The edging strip should be at least 1.5 times more than the perimeter of the future pillow cases. If necessary, sew the border of several pieces of the working fabric or fabric-companion of the matching colour.
Useful advice
On a practical pillowcase-seat cover on a chair or cushions usually do not valve the hem, and a convenient zipper. Set a place for her, leaving the side seam of the pillowcase open cut, or make a neat incision in the middle of the back of the appliance. Leave allowances of such size that their edges are closed over the clasp. Complete all the stitches on the wrong side of the pillowcase, then finished thing you can easily turn out through the open zipper.
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