Pillow Case Tutorial

This tutorial is a reminder to myself how to make these. Here is a link to the video where I learned to make them originally. And since I don’t want to watch the 10 minute video every time I want to make some. I thought I would make my own visual reminders.

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First, pick out 3 coordinating fabrics. Line up the folds like this.

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Then even up the salvages by cutting them off.

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Next, iron the cuff piece and the piping piece in half the long ways, with the right side out.

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Open the cuff piece and lay it flat.  Next line up the main casing piece right sides up and then the piping piece (folded).  All salvages together.

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Line up the edges straight and begin to pin together.  Roll up the large casing piece to get out of your way.

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Bring the cuff up and pin all the pieces together at the top.  This is the real trick so that you do not see the seam from either side of the cuff and piping area.

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Now sew along your pinned edge, leaving the two ends open.

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From one open side, start pulling the main fabric piece out.

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Keep pulling until it is turn right side out.

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Here’s what that looks like.

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Now fold in half with right sides together and stitch the sides and bottoms together.

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Turn right sides out and you are done.

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Here is the new pair I made for my bedroom.  Each one took about 10-15 minutes each.  They really are fun to create and the color and pattern combinations are endless.

Here’s what you need:

3/4 yard main fabric

1/4 yard for cuff

2″ for piping piece

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