Apostrophy Designs: Carol's Pillowcase Tutorial

Carol's Pillowcase Tutorial

I recently made Bergs a cute pillowcase for her bed (she still isn't sure about using it, any tips?)

But I learned a neat trick from a neighbor, Carol, that I thought I would share with you in case anyone might be looking to make a pillowcase this Holiday season.

-3/4 yard of main color
-1/4 yard of banding color
-ric rac trim in coordinating color

I would trim the pieces down to 27" X 42" and 9" x 42" respectively depending on the size of your pillow.

Pin the banding with right sides together to main color with ric rac between.

Open up your pillow and begin rolling the main color toward the banding.

Roll it all the way until you can wrap the banding around the main color.

Pin the banding around the rolled up main color and ric rac and sew along the edge.

Pull the main color out of the banding and iron.

Your band should have a finished look along both inside and outside of the pillow.

Fold with right sides together and finish pillowcase.

Such a fun and easy way to make a pillow, don't you think?

While I was sewing...

This is Bergs friend "punkin", she has to kiss him most mornings before we leave the house.

I believe she is trying to feed him a ba-ba and some crackers while I was sewing...she's so motherly!

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Adrienne Hansen said...

I totally don't get it. I might need a live tutorial. :)

Delia said...

Yay! I was going to make some for my boys this Christmas and post about it but now I can just link to your tutorial! Thanks!

Sarah said...

Cool! I totally didn't get this concept until I made the Sketchbook Shirt from Oliver & S. This is the same technique for having the finished yoke on the back of the shirt. Love it.

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