Friday, November 1, 2013

The Best Pillow Case Pattern Ever! My First Post....Bear with me.

This is the best pillow case pattern ever.  You can choose your fabric and then whip this baby together in a few minutes.  You will notice there are no ragged edges on this pillow case.    

Standard Pillow Case
For each pillow case you will need:

1/4 Yard Cuff Fabric
3/4 Yard Pillow Body Fabric
2” Strip (optional) Cut WOF.  Iron the trim, lengthwise, wrong sides together.  You should have a 1”X 42” strip.

Place the cuff fabric on a hard surface, right side up.

Place the trim on top of the cuff, matching raw edges at the top end of the cuff. Note, your salvage edges will be on each side of the cuff and the raw edges will be at the top and bottom.

Lay the pillow body fabric on top of the cuff and the trim, right side down, matching the raw edges.  PIN, PIN, PIN.... be sure to pin the three sections together securely.

Roll the pillow body up toward the pinned edge. Be sure to leave room for a seam.

Wrap the unpinned edge of the cuff fabric around the body fabric roll.  RE-PIN securely in place. 

Sew a 1/4” seam across the pinned edge, removing pins as you go.  Press the seam to set it.  Pull the pillow case body roll out of the sleeve case.  
You now have a long roll that looks like this.

Pull the pillow body from the center of the roll.

Press your seams flat.

Fold your pillowcase in half, right sides together.  Line your ruler up with the cuff of the pillowcase so your cut will be straight.  Then, trim the salvage edges off of your pillowcase.  

 After your case is trimmed nice and straight, pin the raw edges and sew them together using a 1/4" seam.

Trim the seam to 1/8” and turn the pillow case right side out. 

Use something pointy to pull out corners and define seam edges.

Press the case and making the the edges crisp and straight.

Sew a 1/4” seam on the outside of the pillowcase, along the seam edges. This seam will encase the raw edge on the inside of the case. Press the pillowcase one last time.

1 comment:

  1. I love this pillowcase pattern! It's quick, easy, and fun to make!