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!)
Then fold it an additional 1/2 inch and press again. This will give you a really nice finish on the open edge.
Pin it in place to secure before sewing.
Stitch this folded down, sewing as far out to the fold as you can (see photos).
It should look like this when finished:
Now fold in half, bringing unsewn sides and right sides together. Press and pin.
Sew the open sides together like you did with the pillow, making a pocket. Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Cut the bottom corner off where you have sewn, making sure not to cut through your stitches.
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)
Turn your pillowcase right side out now and press.
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.
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?
Next week we will be making a mattress to fit our bed as well as a cover/sheet for it. See you then!