Finished Pillowcase


So, I’ve made my pillowcase. I made one for a body pillow, so it was much larger to work with, but I’m pleased with the result. I also did a fancy stitch for the cuff. (this pattern comes from a ward sewing class I took in Virginia)

How to make a standard pillowcase:
The pillowcase will be made from one piece of fabric (about 1 yard). It will be folded on one long side, so you only have to sew along one long edge and one short edge to make the case.

1. Cut a piece of fabric that is 33 5/8″ wide by 20 1/4″ tall. (this allows for a 5/8″ seam)
{if you have unidirectional design, cut two pieces, 33 5/8″ wide by 20 5/8″ tall}

2. {You could just sew with right sides together along the two edges and let the edges fray, but we’re going to do a French seam.}
Pin the WRONG sides together along one short edge and the one long edge. Sew a 1/4″ seam along the pinned edges then trim, cutting in at the corners.
{Press the seam open if you can, as this makes it easier to have a nice, crisp seam.}

3. Now, turn the case inside out so that the RIGHT sides are together. Pin the sewn edges together, making sure the seam is flat and neat. Sew a 3/8″ seam along those edges.

The Cuff:
4. Fold in 1/2″ on the cuff and press. Then fold in 3″ and press.

5. Pin the cuff carefully then sew, using a 1/8″ seam.


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