Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pillowcase Tutorial


I had a few email requests for more information about how to make the pillowcases, my friend Jane in Florida is going to make a Toy Story 3 one for her granddaughter!  

I take my fabric and leave it folded the way it comes off the bolt.  I usually lightly iron it, giving myself an even fold.  


Then I trim 2 inches off the selvage side of the fabric.



I like to make French Seams so I leave my fabric with the right side of the material 'out' and make a 2/8th's seam along one end and along the side of the fabric.



I then turn the fabric inside out, and iron done the seam.  I then take a 3/8th's seam.  This encloses the whole seam inside, and makes a total of a 5/8th's seam.



Here is what the seams look like finished.



You are now ready to make your fold at the opening of the pillowcase.  This time I folded 2 inches over then folded it again about 6 to 8 inches.  This is where you could trim several inches off before doing your seams, if you wish.   


I used a decorate stitch to sew the seam at the opening of the pillowcase.


Here is the finished product on Kyle's bed.  A darling, brand new pillowcase for about $4.00!  He loves it!

6 comments:

  1. You lost me back at the beginning...but I love the end result. I am a sewing failure.

    Becky K.

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  2. Thank you! I love sewing tutorials as I'm not that great a sewer but determined to get better. So all tips are appreciated!

    Manuela

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  3. I SEW enjoy sewing - this would be a simple and quick project to whip up for my grandkids! It turned out great!!!

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  4. Such sweet pillowcases! Thanks so much sharing the tutorial with us! Happy week to you.


    Smiles....

    Beverly

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  5. Just wrote this down. Will give it a go!

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