3/21/07

Simple Pillowcase Tutorial






For a cute accent of color in your studio, bedroom or friend's apartment, follow the directions below.
For best results, and trust me I've learned the hard way, wash and iron your fabric before sewing.
Cut out 2 pieces of fabric that measure 12"x15'' for the back and one piece that measures 15"x15" for the front.
My pillowform measures 14"x14". ( If you use a 12"x12" pillow, cut out 2 pieces that measure 9"x13" and one that measures 13"x13".)
On one long side of your back piece, fold over 1/4" and again 1 1/2". Iron. Sew your hem. I used contrasting thread for interest. Repeat for your other back piece.
Lay your front fabric piece down with the right side up. Lay one of your back pieces down with the right side facing down. Put your other back piece down on top of it with the right side facing down so that the hemmed edges are overlapping.
Pin and sew all the way around. Trim your edges to about 1/4".
Turn inside out and iron.
Now you've got the option of adding buttons, yo-yo's or felt flowers.
If you're adventurous, you can add ribbon, make a patchwork, or embroider on the front piece before you sew it to the back pieces.
This one is for sale here.
I'd love to see what you make!

4 comments:

Charin said...

That is absolutely adorable!! :) Love it :) You make me want to learn how to sew :)

Ros said...

Too Keeyoot! This is my weekend project... if I can get my machine working again...
Thanks Rachel!

Kell said...
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Kell said...

Love it love it LOVE IT!

I will definetly be stopping by my fabric store!

U Rock Girl!

I'm off to learn to make yo yos!