By Bonnie Browning
Make fun pillowcases for the youngsters in your family or to match your décor.
Fits a Standard Pillow that is 20” x 26”.
Cut 2 – 21” x 27” rectangles for the pillowcase (this is one inch larger than the size of the pillow)
Cut 2 – 21” x 10 rectangles in coordinating or contrasting fabric for the cuff
Thread to blend with fabric choices
On the two cuff pieces, fold and press ½” along one long edge of both cuff pieces.
Align the raw edge of the cuff and the pillowcase section with right side of the cuff to the wrong side of one piece of the pillowcase. Stitch with ¼” seam allowance. Press seam allowance toward the cuff. Fold the cuff over so the folded edge covers the seam. Stitch close to the folded edges – can use a straight stitch or a decorator stitch. Add the cuff to both pillowcase sections.
Place the two pillow case sections with right sides together. Starting at the folded edge of the cuff, stitch around three raw edges with 1/4” seam allowance. Trim the bottom corners.
Turn the Pillowcase right side out. Stitch around the sides and bottom edge with 3/8” seam allowance. This encases the raw edges with a French seam so there are no raw edges.
Your pillowcase if finished!
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