Monday, August 1, 2016

11 Step Pillowcase Pattern

On November 1, 2013 I posted a pillow case pattern.  This year, I am posting another pattern that is almost exactly like that one, but steps 8-10 in this pattern will change the look of the case.  

Step 1
Choose your fabric-
You will need:
1/4 yard cuff fabric
3/4 yard pillow case fabric
1 to 2.5 inch strip of accent fabric

Step  2
Iron the accent strip of fabric in half with wrong sides together.  Lay the cuff fabric on a table right side up.  Lay the ironed accent strip strip on top of the right side of the cuff fabric, matching raw edges.  Lay the pillow case fabric on top of the accent fabric, and the cuff fabric, wrong side up, matching raw edges and pin.
Step 3:
Roll the pillow case fabric up so you can wrap the cuff fabric around it.

Step 4
Re-pin the raw edges of the roll together.  Be sure to use a lot of pins.

Step 5
Using a 1/4 inch seam, sew all 4 layers of fabric together.

Step 6
Pull the pillow case fabric out of the end of the roll.

Step 7
You will need to square-up your pillow case.  Fold you pillowcase in half with wrong sides together.  Lay your pillow case on a cutting board and arrange so the cuff edges match.  

Lay your ruler on the top of the pillow case with one line on the cuff edge.  

Using your rotary cutter, trim the excess fabric from the side and bottom of the pillow case.

Step 8
This is where this pillow case pattern is different that the last pattern I posted in November, 2013.  You will sew the pillow case  wrong sides together.  Be sure to place a pin on either side of the trim to keep the trim edges together.

Pin all around the raw edges on the side and bottom of the pillow case.

 Step 9
Sew your raw edges using a 1/8 inch seam.

Turn the pillow case and press the seam.

Step 10
Turn the pillow case inside out so that the rights sides of the case are together.  Place pins on each side of your trim again.  This helps the trim match at the seam line.  Sew a 1/4 inch seam around your seamed edge.  

 Step 11
Turn you pillow case right side out and press.

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  1. Adorable! Can't wait to make these for my peeps and as gifts. (:

  2. Love the flange for the extra pop of color and interest! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on Midweek Makers

  3. These pillowcases are really cute. Is that a french seam? I know the place I donate cases to wants the seams either served or enclosed like this will do. Thanks.

    1. It is a French seam. Thank you for checking out my post Bonnie!

  4. Really cute pillowcase, and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Whoop whoop!!

  5. I have yet to make a pillowcase using the method of rolling up. I really should try it next time I make pillowcases. The accent fabric really takes them up a notch - lovely pillowcases.

  6. I've added a link to your fab tutorial on my 35+ Pillowcase Tutorials post, Kathi.

    1. You should try this pattern. It's so easy. Lots of pinning but only 3 seams. Thank you for adding me to your pillowcase tutorial list!