Friday, April 17, 2015

Pillow Cases, Just the Way You Like Them!

My latest sewing addiction is Pillow Cases!  They are a quick, easy project.  I *love* creating them just the way I like them!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!
 
Take a look!
 



 
Do you already have some ideas about what would look nice in YOUR bedroom?  ;-)
 
Here's how you do it!
 
If you are using fabric with a 45 inch width, don't get worried about the width when cutting.
 
Cut the main body fabric 27 inches by 45 inches. 
 
For the band, cut the fabric 12 inches by 45 inches. 


Roll up the fabric for the body of the pillow case so that the roll is less than six inches round, but still 45 inches wide.  Lay it on top of the band fabric.  The band should be right side up.

 
Wrap the band around the body fabric aligning both edges of the band with one edge of the body.  Pin in place and sew.  Remember to keep the roll out of you way and only sew the edge.


Gently tug the body from the center of the band.  Press the band seam flat.


Here's why it's OK to not worry if you are using fabric that is 45 inches wide.  Line up the edges and clean up any selvages or rough spots.  I have to fold mine in half, just because that's the space I have to work with.

 
 Here's where we begin the French Seam Tutorial from yesterday!  ;-)  Complete French Seams down the long side of the pillow case, then complete French seams across the bottom.  Press.

We are finished!

Whether you prefer Spiderman


or vintage calico,



you can now have pillow cases just the way you like them!
 
 What fabric would you choose?
 
 ;-)  -Marci

20 comments:

  1. They are so quick and easy to make and so expensive to buy.
    I've been making them for years and quilt covers they are easy too.
    Merle.............

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  2. Your pillow cases are FAB!! My fav material is the one with the blue background and little red roses...kind of Cath Kidston-like. So pretty! I wish I had magic sewing fingers. Alas, I do not. I think it was my mother dragging me around to shop for material for hours when I was little! Torture!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this lovely post! xxxx

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  4. I received the green floral ones and the spiderman ones. Thank you so much!

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  5. These colorful pillowcases look fun for summer!

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  6. I've been meaning to make some myself for ages. Thanks for the inspiration to get them done! I really like the colours you chose. I'd love you to add your pin for these to our pinterest party. http://www.purfylle.com/2015/04/our-favourite-things-pinterest-pin.html

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  7. I just love these!! If only I can figure out how to thread my machine, I may try these.

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  8. I like making pillow cases too, your's are great.

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  9. Several years ago I made customized pillow cases for Christmas gifts, and I notice that, about a decade later, many of them are still in use. They were well-received. Maybe it's time I make some for my own children. Thank you for the reminder.

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  10. Oh, the lime & white ones are so beautiful! Like your "mix &match"- you can really go crazy with patterns here!

    Thanks for linking up this week:)
    xx
    Mila (Idea Box)

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  11. Great thrifty idea! I would choose a romantic floral fabric. This sounds fun! :) Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

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  12. I love how these came out!! TFS!! Stopping by from Sew Crafty Angel's Wake Up Wednesday's Linky Party and I am co-host there.

    Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife
    http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

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  13. Stopping over from Inspiration Monday Linky Party. Love these cute pillow cases. Thanks for the tutorial. My little ones will love some custom pillowcases.

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  14. Marci, I loooove your pillowcases! I think I told you I had made some over the winter out of flannel....now these pretty ones make me want to make some out of spring florals! Thank you for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- I am featuring them tonight when the party starts! :) !! By the way, do you know Pam at Threading My Way? I bet you do. She has an on-going LinkUp where you can share any sewing project you have made- I enjoy it. :)

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  15. Love these pillowcases, especially the bright colors. Wow! Pinned them. Hope you'll share this post at my party tonight. Hint hint!

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  16. Never thought of making my own. Great tutorial! Thank you for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things.

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  17. You are on a roll, Marci. I know some little guys who would LOVE those Spiderman pillowcases.

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    1. Hi Marci, I've featured your beautiful pillowcases today...

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  18. This is an awesome pillow case tutorial! I would love for you to link up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party going on now! http://www.behindtheseamssewing.com/2015/05/stitch-it-blog-it-share-it-link-party-2.html

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