Finished Pillowcase Size: 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches (This is sized to fit a standard Australian pillow. Check your pillow size if you live elsewhere and adjust accordingly).
- Pillowcase Front: 19 x 23 inches (white homespun)
- Pillowcase Cuff: 19 x 13 inches (floral); and 19 x 2 1/2 inches (polka dot)
- Pillowcase Back: 19 x 35 1/2 inches (polka dot)
1. Press both fabrics for the pillowcase cuff in half lengthwise, with wrong sides facing. Place the folded dot strip, on top of the folded floral strip, with the raw edges aligned. Baste together.
2. Lay out the pillowcase front with right side facing upwards. Place the cuff on a short edge, so that the right sides are facing and the raw edges are aligned. Pin in place. Stitch the cuff to the pillowcase front. Overlock (serge) the raw edges.
3. Press the cuff. Topstitch 1/8 inch from seam.
We will be making more pillowcases – they really are a quick project!
I remember when my teens were in primary school. One summer holidays, I took them to a fabric store to pick out three fabrics each for a pillowcase to match their bedrooms. It was a great first sewing project for them, with lots of straight seams.They were so proud to use their new pillowcase that night.
Thanks to our sponsor, XO Gigi Fabrics for supplying the fabric for this project.
If you enjoyed this project, check out our tutorial for a Santa Sack – it is made from a pillowcase with a handy drawstring feature, so it can double as a Santa Sack for those difficult to wrap presents.