|Our grandson with their new pillowcases|
Marlene taught us how to make these at JCRV craft day. It does require a little sewing and I had to borrow a machine. My precious Canadian friend, Louise, was awesome! She walked me through every step and taught me so much!
|my first ones|
|Shirlene working on her pillowcase|
"Sew Simple" Pillowcase
For Regular Size Pillow w'non-directional print
MAIN PIECE 27" x 42" (3/4 yard)
BORDER PIECE 10" x 42" (1/3 yard)
ACCENT STRIP 3" x 42" (1/8 yard) ( For Queen Size w/NDP 7/8 yd)
1. Cut pieces as follows:
Main Piece 27" x 41" (30" x 41")
Border Piece 10" x 41" (10" x 41")
Accent Strip 3" x 41 ( 3" x 41")
2 Lay 10" border piece face up on work surface.
3. Lay main of pillowcase face up on top of border piece - line up raw edges at top
4. Press 3" accent strip in half lengthwise. Lay on top of main piece matching raw edges.
5. Roll the main fabric from the bottom up to keep it out of the way. Bring the bottom edge of the border piece to the top edge, matching and pinning all the raw edges together.
6. Stitch 1/2 inch seam along the pinned edge. You now have a tube of fabric. Turn the tube inside out and like magic your pillowcase is almost finished with no raw edges.
7. Finish the side and bottom seams with a serger --- or do a French seam so you will have no raw edges showing at all. A French Seam is done by putting wrong sides together and sewing a 1/4" seam then putting the right sides together and sewing a 1/2" seam enclosing the raw edges.
You now have a beautifully finished pillowcase!
|Finally I made some for David and me. They match nothing at all. But I loved the fab that I found in Llano, TX|
|For Laurie Tullos' wedding- Branson fabric|
|Edith's Mothers Day gift - fabric from Branson|
|My first set for adult gifts for L and W|
|another gift set for Aunt Pam|
|gift set for Emily and Ryan|