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Monday, June 14, 2010

Homemade Pillowcases

A few years ago for Christmas my mother made all of the grand kids pillowcases. My youngest son loved his so much that he carried it around everywhere. I mended it several times, but it was literally falling apart because it was threadbare from overuse. I got 3 coordinating fabrics and got started. The finished size of a standard size pillowcase is 20" x 30". Cut the first material to 20.5" x 24.5". I cut the second material, which is the small strip in the middle, to 20.5" x 4". I cut the third material to 20.5" x 8.5". (This allows about 1/2" extra for the seams.)

Items needed:

  1. 3 pieces of coordinating material: Piece A: 20.5" x 30.5", Piece B: 20.5" x 4", Piece C: 20.5" x 8.5"
  2. Coordinating thread
  3. Iron and ironing board
  4. Scissors, cutting mat, ruler, rotating cutting blade


  1. Cut your material to size. Iron everything flat.
  2. Fold Pieces 2 and 3 in half lengthwise and iron them flat. Iron a 1/4" seam on Piece A on the top piece.
  3. Sew a seam along the ironed seam of Piece A.
  4. Place Pieces 2 and 3 together and sew them together.
  5. Sew that piece to the ironed seam on Piece A. Reinforce the corners with back stitching.
  6. Iron everything flat then sew the pieces together.
  7. Wash and dry and you're good to go!

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