Sunday, February 28, 2016

Easy Sew Pillowcases

Remember last February when I kept making Hot pads?
Well this year it seems to be pillow cases...What is it about February and sewing???

It must be the rainy northwest days with that hint of spring yet to seems to turn my attention to colorful fabric in cheery shades of warmth.

It really all started when my daughter promised her brother a pillowcase ...For Christmas!?!
And she still hadn't gotten around to doing it.

With a friend sleeping over and a Saturday with no plans, we decided it was time to 
"Get ur done."

Because I'm not about to be left out Ki and I went to the fabric store to get our material..
(And I must say I was very happy to find a deer fabric for my husband that wasn't too camouflagey, red neckish!)
Of course Auto had already picked out the beer fabric for her 21 year old brother...

This was KI's first sewing project.  :)  Ever!
I so feel bad this is the only picture I got of her...but her case was darling!

There are so many great pillow case tutorials on Pinterest,
I don't think you need another one form me....

 BUT... because this is a DIY blog I will give it to you in a nut shell..

At the fabric store have them cut 3/4 a yard for the main fabric
1/4 for the trim

                         Simply pin the trim and main fabric together going the long way, (see top picture)

After that's sewn fold the trim in 1/2 and pin to the seam you just sewed.  Folding the raw edge under 1/4 inch and sew again.

Fold the fabric in 1/2 right sides together and zip around it...
Ta-Da your done.

 Two weeks later I whipped these up for my nieces kids...
I tell ya once ya get going it's hard to stop!

If you want to get a bit fancier check out these tutorials...

Anyway that's it for today and Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your wide boarders and hey, tell me who doesn't have a better night's sleep when dreaming on a pretty pillow :)
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Connie :)

    1. Connie, Your right who does sleep better on a pretty it's more fun to make the bed in the am. :)

  2. Denise, I love making pillow cases! Yours turned out so cute. One year I made Christmas ones for all of my grands. They let me know that they are due for a new one soon. Great project for young girls! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. Your pillow cases are so cute. I have never thought of making them, but i have tons of cute fabric waiting to be used and it's a rainy day!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  4. You are so creative! My sewing machine needs to be repaired, I need to get that done so I can whip up some pillow cases too!Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty !



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