Pillowcase tutorial

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I was given this rockin’ fabric by my friend Henke, such a great vintage piece and in my favourite emerald green. As I am in the midst of a renovation of the kids room, I realised that this would work perfectly as pillowcases for them.

I had a quick look at some pillowcases I had at home and worked out that they would be pretty simple to construct.  So here is a simple tutorial of how to do make a pillowcase. I don’t think I will be buying pillowcases again!

Pillowcase tutorial
1. Cut a piece of fabric to 160cm x 50cm (the finished size is 69cm x 48cm)
Pillowcase tutorial
2. Serger/overlock or zigzag stitch along each of the 50cm ends
3. Fold one end to 6cm and straight stitch close to overlocked edge
3. Fold one end to 6cm and straight stitch as close to the overlocked edge as you can
Pillowcase tutorial
4. With right sides together fold the top to 69cm, the bottom piece should be 85cm
5. Stitch along the long edges to 69cm
5. Stitch along the long edges to 69cm
6. Fold the 89cm bottom piece over the top of the 69cm piece - it feels wrong as it completely enclosing the pillowcase
6. Fold the 85cm bottom piece over the top of the 69cm piece – it feels wrong as it completely enclosing the pillowcase
7. Pin in place
7. Pin in place
8. Stitch along the pinned edges
8. Stitch along the pinned edges
Pillowcase tutorial
9. Turn the top over, it will look like this. Then turn inside out and you are DONE!
Pillowcase tutorial
JOB DONE!

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