Bedding Tutorial #2–Pillow and Pillowcase, part 2

Everyone ready to start on the pillow case to fit the pillow you just made? Let’s get started! You will need to cut a piece of fabric 9 x 11. Press it so it’s nice and neat. (If you haven’t noticed, I have an obsession with ironing fabric LOL!)

You will now need to fold one of the long sides 1/4 inch and press it.
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Then fold it an additional 1/2 inch and press again. This will give you a really nice finish on the open edge.

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Pin it in place to secure before sewing.

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Stitch this folded down, sewing as far out to the fold as you can (see photos).

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It should look like this when finished:

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Now fold in half, bringing unsewn sides and right sides together.  Press and pin.

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Sew the open sides together like you did with the pillow, making a pocket.  Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

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Cut the bottom corner off where you have sewn, making sure not to cut through your stitches.

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This next step is not required, but highly recommended if you think there is any chance you might want to wash this pillowcase.  Using a zigzag stitch, sew around the edge of the two seams you just sewed.  This will keep it from raveling excessively.  You can also do this with a serger if you have access to one.  (I don’t, I just use the zigzag stitch)

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Turn your pillowcase right side out now and press.

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Now you are ready to insert your pillow!!!  I insert mine with the end I sewed closed last, that way it looks more realistic at the open end.

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Doesn’t it look cute?  If you couldn’t see my big human fingers, you might think it was a real pillow and pillowcase, wouldn’t you?

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Next week we will be making a mattress to fit our bed as well as a cover/sheet for it.  See you then!

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