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DIY knit tutorial: Pillow Covers

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Follow this diy knit tutorial to make your own pillow covers. It’s easy if you know how to knitt. But if you don’t, don’t despair, I will be posting tutorials and tips soon. Stay tuned and keep on crafting!

This diy knit tutorial will show you how to make your own personalized home decor fast, and for little or no money. If you have some extra yarn and a little time, you can make your own too. Just keep on reading to find out how 😀

Materials and supplies

  • Ugly pillows that you’d like to cover up. If you don’t have any, you could fill your pillow covers with poly-fill instead. Another option would be to buy some at a thrift store, but you’ll need to send them to the dry-cleaners first (bed bugs are no fun!).
  • Scrap yarn (I used what I had left from the ottoman covers)
  • Knitting needles
  • Yarn needle

DIY knit tutorial: directions

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1. First, you need to figure out your gauge. Once you know how many stitches you need, cast enough to knit this cable pattern.

2. Then, knit a strip long enough to cover both sides of your pillow. This way, you can minimize the number of seams that you’ll have to sew later. But if you prefer to knit smaller sections, then knit each side of the pillow separately.

3. Then, wrap your knit around your pillow and stitch the edges. You can use a mattress stitch, it always look nice and it gives you a nice, polished finish.

And you are done! Enjoy your new pillow covers, and stay tuned for more fun and easy diy projects!

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