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. Don't forget to download the free magazines!
How To Sew A Pillowcase With Pretty Trims
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
- 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 ½cm 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 ½cm 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!