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Animal prints and faux animal skins are very trendy right now for all kinds of items including clothing, accessories, and home decorating. To add the trend to your home, you could follow this tutorial to make a snakeskin pillowcase. The pillowcase will add an instant sense of uniqueness to your home.

To make your own pillowcase, you will need:

A Pillow (either a pillow form from the store or use an old pillow that needs a makeover)

Snakeskin Fabric (here, you can get creative and find one that is unique)

First, measure the length and the width of your pillow.

Cut one piece of fabric that is an inch wider and an inch taller than pillow’s measurements. For example, if your pillow is 17×17 inches, cut the first piece of fabric to 18×18 inches. Let’s call this Piece A.

Next, cut out two rectangular pieces that are the same height as Piece A. But the width of these two rectangular pieces will be half the size of Piece A plus two inches.
So, using the same example as before, with a 17×17 inch pillow: these pieces will be cut to the size of 18×11. You get 11 from half of 18 (9), plus 2.

Cut round corners on all four ends of Piece A and on the sides of the 2 rectangle pieces. The trick to get perfectly rounded corners is to turn the fabric upside down, place a round object on the corner (such as a roll of duct tape), trace it, and then cut it out.

Next, you need to finish the edges that do not have rounded corners by sewing a quarter inch seam. So, finish the edges of both rectangular pieces without rounded corners.

Take one rectangular piece and pivot it to prepare it to be sewn; the side should match in length and the “right sides” should face together.

Then, do a zigzag stitch on the three outside sides to hold it in place.

Take the other rectangular piece and do the same thing. Pivot it along the other side to prepare it to be sewn. Then do a zigzag stitch on those three sides making sure to sew on the overlapping sides between the two rectangle pieces. They should overlap approximately 2 inches in the center.

The finished snakeskin pillowcase should now have a zigzag stitch on all four sides with an opening, two inch overlap in the center. The opening allows you to remove the pillow form if you need to clean the case.

Turn the pillowcase right side out and insert the pillow form inside. Smooth out the fabric and you now have a new pillow accent!

Snakeskin fabric for motorcycle seats.

Snakeskin fabric for motorcycle seats.

When you are adding a touch of personality to your motorcycle seat, reupholstering your motorcycle seat can give your bike the perfect facelift that you are looking for, without breaking the bank.

It is important that you find a heavy duty fabric meant for exposure to the elements and prolonged use, such as patent vinyl, which gives a stylish and tough edge, yet is strong enough to withstand use as a motorcycle seat cover.

Another unique option is snakeskin, which is a high-quality seat cover that is certain to make your motorcycle seat stand out from the crowd. Snakeskin has long been a favorite hide for cowboy boots, and other stylish, yet durable uses. Although a full snakeskin seat certainly makes an impact, a combination skin seat, using snakeskin to accent a base color, is another style that is full of flair.

Ostrich skin, which is often used for high end furniture and other heavy duty applications, stingray, shark, and crocodile skin are alternative options to this style that will update or customize the look of your motorcycle. These fabrics all come in a wide variety of colors to ensure that your motorcycle seat is unique to you.

Snakeskin fabric for motorcycle.A patent vinyl motorcycle seat can turn an already amazing bike into an edgy and cool ride that is unlike any other. Patent vinyl is an incredibly durable, thick, heavy duty fabric that offers the dual impact of style and functionality.

Whenever you are re-covering your motorcycle seat, it is important to pay attention to details, ensuring that your cover fits seamlessly over corners and curves. While it is simple enough to do yourself, pulling and tucking the fabric tightly around the corners and cutting excess fabric away from the folds will ensure that the final product will stand the test of time and look exceptional. Once you have recovered your motorcycle seat with a unique upholstery fabric, you are certain to garner a great deal of attention from fellow riders and motorcycle enthusiasts.