[Enclosed] Pillowcase Tutorial

I am loving these pillowcases! I wake up with pillows encased and there isn't pretty end flap in my face trying to suffocate me.


Enclosed Pillowcase Tutorial

Without further ado, a quick tutorial.

Materials:
1 - 20" x 27" rectangle for the front
2 - 18" x 20" rectangles for the back (you can use 2 different Fat Quarters, of cut down half a yard)

* I made 2 matching pillows from 3/4 yard fabric for the front, 1/2 yard grey, 1/2 yard colorful angles *
* You should prewash the fabric before cutting *

Make it:
1. On each of the 18" x 20" rectangles, mark 1" from one of the 20" sides on the wrong side. Fold the raw edge to the line, pressing as you go. Fold over 1 more time, this time on the line, pressing as you go. Stitch 1/8" from top folded edge.


1-inch-hem

2. Lay the 20" x 27" rectangle WRONG SIDE UP. Lay the bottom 18" x 20" rectangle WRONG SIDE DOWN on top aligning 3 raw edges with the finished folded edge in the middle. Lay the top 18" x 20" rectangle WRONG SIDE DOWN on top aligning 3 raw edges with the finished folded edge in the middle. It will overlap the other rectangle in the middle. Pin!

pillow


3. Sew around all 4 sides with a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Clip corners. Trim a scant 1/8" from around all sides to eliminate any fraying.

4. Turn wrong side out and press the seam flat. Sew around all sides with a 3/8" seam allowance. Backstitch a few times where the flaps overlap.

Make LOTS of them! These are really a plain pillow sham, so you could gussy them up with ruffles if you wanted something decorative.

* If you like the quilt that matches these the tutorial is here. And if you make some pillowcases I'd love to see them! *

1 comment:

  1. I might need this! I'm about to embark on a queen (eeep) sized quilt and was just thinking the other day that I'm going to need to make matching pillows. Thanks!

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