How To Sew An Adorable Pillowcase With Pretty Trims
If you’ve been here before then you have probably noticed the Hello Bar at the bottom of the site directing you to the free magazines, well today I have a special treat for you! Kate from The Homemakery created this excellent tutorial, showing you how to sew a pillowcase or two. Or three.
You Will Need:
- 2 pieces of cotton fabric measuring 108cm by 50cm (we used fabrics from the Tanya Whelan Sunshine Rose Fabrics)
- 1m Crochet lace trim
- 1m Ribbon(we used ribbons by Farbenmix)
- Cotton thread
- Pearl headed pins
- Cut your main piece of fabric (we used stripes) measuring 108cm x 50cm, iron in half.
- Using a contrasting fabric cut one piece measuring 25cm x 50cm and sew it to the left hand side of the large piece of fabric.
- Cut another piece of contrastic fabric measuring 40cm x 50cm and sew to the right hand side of the fabric. Finish your seams using a zig zag stitch.
- From each seam, measure 22cm and pin. On the shorter piece, turn over 1/2cm and iron, turn over again to create a seam.
- On the opposite piece, iron a line at 22cm (this will be the pillowcase flap.)
- At the end of the fabric turn over 1/2cm and then turn over again to create a seam.
- Sew the seam.
- If you are adding trims, pin them in place on the fabric join and stitch them down using a straight topstitch.
- To sew the pillowcase together, fold the sewn piece of fabric in half, right sides together (excluding the flap).
- Line up the seams and trims.
- Fold the flap back over the end of the pillowcase so it covers the end of the pillowcase and the pattern is right side down.
- Pin around the pillowcase then sew from the fold to the pillowcase opening using a straight stitch.
- Repeat on the other side then finish the seams using a zig zag stitch.
Turn your pillowcase right side out and you are done!