Farewell Allergies!

For those who suffer from allergies, you know how frustrating it can be to sneeze 15 times in a row, have that constant ‘stuffed up’ feeling and even shortness of breath. It’s not just a nuisance, it inhibits quality of life. There are loads of products out there to make everything just a bit easier, but for us DIY-ers, things just got a little bit more fun. Pellon® is thrilled to introduce our Allergy Defense Fabric!

allergenfabriclaunchCrafted from unique fabric blends, Pellon® Allergy Defense Fabric is specifically designed to block out dust mites and other allergens. Unlike a normal allergy fabric, it has the smallest micron openings that trap microscopic particles. It is ideal for for sheets, pillow cases and covers, comforters, mattress covers, duvets, shams and drape linings. It comes in a 54″ width and is available by-the-yard at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.

We’re sure you have loads of ideas for how this fab fabric could be used, but in case you needed a little starter project, we’ve got a brand new one for you from Project Designer Deborah Vollbracht.


Allergy fabric, also referred to as dust mite fabric, is specifically designed to protect your bedding by acting as a physical barrier between you and dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold spores and other allergens. Crafted from unique fabric blends, Pellon® Allergy Defense Fabric is tightly woven and specifically designed to block out dust mites and other allergens, while remaining soft and supple. Instructions will make two pillow covers for standard 20” x 26” bed pillows.

Materials Needed
— 1-1/4 yards Pellon® Allergy Defense Fabric
— Thread
— Two 18″ white coil zippers

Tools Needed
— Fabric Scissors
— Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
— Ruler to cut 27″ long sides
— Pencil
— Microtex Sewing Machine Needle

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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deborahvollbrachtDeborah is an ordinary, everyday, in love with textiles quilter who loves non-traditional design. Lately her journey gravitates toward simple shapes and quickly completed projects—a sort of “side trip” on the quilting highway.  As they say, it’s not the destination, but the pleasure of the (fabric) journey in traveling there.

Find Deborah online:
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