I last made pillowcases for my kids at Halloween. After Halloween, everyone but the two-year-old was willing to switch back to their regular pillowcases. Not her. She’s a stubborn one! She wanted another pillowcase from Mommy. Today I finally broke down and made her one. She picked the fabric, so it’s Frozen (of course). At least it matches her cute quilt, right? These instructions are for a standard size pillowcase. I made the body of these pillowcases longer than the ones in my Halloween tutorial, simply because the Frozen fabric is what she really wanted to have show.
3/4 yard of the main fabric
1/4 yard of the cuff fabric
2″ strip of the accent fabric (hopefully you have something in your stash; otherwise, go with 1/8 yard)
1. Square up your 3/4 yard piece so it’s exactly 27″ long. I use the full width of the fabric so I don’t have to finish the seam inside — the selvages won’t fray, hooray! — but if you want to make it more fitted, then cut it so that your fabric is 27″x42″.
2. From your 1/4 yard piece, trim the strip so that it’s 9″ wide.
3. Cut a strip of accent fabric, 2″ wide.
All seams are 1/4″ wide.
1. With right sides together, fold the trim piece in half, and stitch across the short, 2″ wide edge.
2. Turn the trim piece to the right side. Now fold your tube in half, aligning the two long raw edges of the tube. Your WRONG sides should be together now. Press.
3. Repeat steps 1-2 for the cuff, stitching along the short side then fold the tube in half and press.
4. Align the raw edges of your folded trim piece and the raw edges of your folded cuff piece and paste the two tubes together so that they are one piece.
5. Fold your main fabric in half with right sides together. Stitch along the long side of the fabric, then stitch across the bottom edge of the fabric. Clip your corners and turn the main part of the pillow case right side out.
6. Align the seam of the main part of the pillowcase with the seam of the cuff/trim piece. You’ll want the right side of the pillowcase body touching the trim piece, so that the trim piece is sandwiched in between the pillowcase and the cuff. Stitch all three pieces (5 layers) together. Zig-zag or serge the edges so that they won’t fray.
7. Turn the cuff of the pillowcase right side out. Top stitch along the edge of the cuff, if desired.
8. Place the pillowcase on your pillow and get ready for a peaceful naptime!