Tuesday, July 10, 2007

quick pillowcase

fun to make and great gifts and perfect for kids going off to college, you can really personalize them to their hobbies and sports Etc.

Hope my directions are okay. I couldn't seem to get the photos in order

Took longer to write than to make

Supplies to make 1 pillowcase

29" by width of fabric for body of case

2" by width of fabric for accent strip ( fold wrong sides together and press)

11" by width of fabric for cuff

step 1
place 11" by WOF cuff piece right side up, pin the pressed 1" accent on along the top edge
step 2
pin the 29" piece right side down on top of the trim and pin in place, use the same pins as for the accent. It's okay if the lengths are a but off, you will straighten them in a later step.
step 3
Accordion pleat the rest of the 29" piece of case fabric, so it is above the bottom edge of the cuff but below the pinned edge/ now bring up the lower edge of the cuff fabric ( 1st layer) and pin to the top using the same pins, you have now created a tube, everything should be neatly inside, make sure you haven't caught any of the case fabric in the top pinned SA
Step 4
sew this seam using a 1/4" seam allowance
Step 5
place your arm inside the tube you just created and pull to right side out , slide your arm between the trim and the cuff grab hold of the end and pull thru
Step 6
step 7
trim off any excess from the sides
Step 8
Make french seams: place right sides together and sew a scant 1/8th inch seam, then turn inside out and press and then sew a 1/4" seam from the wrong sides.
do the same with the bottom of the case


Elaine Adair said...

My goodness - thank you so very much. After cleaning out a closet yesterday, I ended up with good fabric that could be used for pillowcases. And I've never actually MADE a pillowcase - your timing is perfect for me. Thanks. I don't think I have such lovely fabric though - off to the store?

KCQuilter said...

What a nice tutorial, Betty! Love those fabrics. And your knit top is so darling!!!

Dawn said...

Oh thank you! I saw this done last fall at a retreat, but was so busy I didn't write it all down - and do you think I could remember how to do it! THANKS!

Tracey said...

Isn't this the best pillowcase pattern??? I've made dozens of them like this and they are always a HUGE hit with everyone I give them to!

Patti said...

I've made bunches of these through the years - they make such great gifts and are so much fun to do.

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