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As a mom to two little ones, sleep is precious. My kids sleep pretty well at this point, but they are go go go all day long, and I need all the sleep I can get. I have been working to make our bedroom a soothing retreat, the perfect place to sleep. Recently I swapped out our old bedding for a more neutral comforter. I didn’t want it to be too bland or boring, so I decided to inject some color with decorative pillow cases, and I am sharing how I made my new pillow cases with ties.
You will need:
- 1 yard of fabric (for a standard size pillow- for a queen or king pillow, you might need more) (if you’re making 2 like me, you’ll need 2 yards)
- Sewing machine
- Scissors or rotary cutter
Step 1: Wash, dry, and iron your fabric. Cut your fabric into these rectangular pieces-
1 rectangle of 27.5 X 41 inches
1 rectangle of 4.5 X 41 inches
4 rectangles of 3 X 12 inches
If you want to know how to wash your flannel to prepare it, check this infographic:
Step 2: Make the ties. If you want to speed things up, you can use coordinating ribbon for your ties. To make your own ties, fold each one in half lengthwise, and press. Open them up. Fold each end to the crease in the middle, and press again. Then fold in half, and press one more time. Pin and sew along the edge, about ¼ inch from the open edges.
Step 3: Lay the biggest rectangle down. Put the 4.5 X 41 inch rectangle on top of the 41 inch edge of the larger rectangle. Slide the ties in between the two layers. I spaced mine about 7 and 14 inches from the top and bottom edges. Pin and sew along the edge, sewing about ½ inch from the edge. Fold over the other end of the short rectangle, pin, and sew it, sewing about ¼ inch from the edge.
Step 4: Fold the 4 inch rectangle flap back around to the back so that the ties are coming out of the side. Press along the edge. Pin and sew it down, sewing near the bottom of the flap.
Step 5: Fold the pillowcase lengthwise with the wrong sides together. The outside of the pillowcase should be on the outside. Pin and sew along the two raw edges, sewing about ¼ inch from the edge.
Step 6: Clip the corner and trim the edges to ⅛ inch.
Step 7: Turn the bag inside out. Use a pen or something to poke the corners out. Press. Pin and sew around the two sewn edges, sewing ¼ inch from the edge.
Step 8: Turn the bag right side out and press. Slip your pillow in and tie the ties.
I want to have Breathe Right® Nasal Strips on hand, as they are one of the best ways to help combat nasal congestion while sleeping. A better tomorrow begins with a good night’s sleep, and I don’t want nasal congestion keep me or my husband from getting a good night’s sleep.
I love that Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are drug free, so they are safe to use with any cold or sleep medication. They are clinically proven way to instantly lift your nasal passage and open your nose to help you breathe better so you can sleep better. The strips immediately open up your nose up to 38% more than cold or allergy decongestant sprays alone.
The packaging provides instructions on how to properly apply the nasal strips. Apply the strips to the bridge of your nose so the tabs go over your nostrils where they flare, then press gently to ensure they adhere. You can also check out these videos for how to apply and remove the strips. Sometimes people mistakenly remove them incorrectly but you simply remove the strip in the morning after washing your face and it comes right off. Then discard the strip.
There are a variety of Breathe Right® Nasal Strips- enough to meet your needs whether it’s for a calming scent or sensitive skin. I purchased the sensitive skin variety. I’m thankful that they make ones for sensitive skin because my skin is about as sensitive as you can get. The adhesive is not as strong, which is good for more sensitive skin.
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