A few weeks ago it was a special girls birthday and I love to pass on something handmade if I can. This aunty knows that she loves - LOVES - nothing more then flannelette pillowcases all year round. A little bit bigger so there is some more to snuggle. Her bed covers are duck egg and pale pink. There wasn't a lot of choice local, and I didn't want to make any with baby prints all over it. She wouldn't thank me for that.
So the little birdie print was picked and whipped up along with a owl and chevron one.
These are quick and easy. I'll even let you know how I do it:
This is for the plain one. If you would like a contrast panel, add it to the short side making your finished short piece the same size as indicated below.
These are fairly standard sized pillowcases. If your pillow is bigger, allow for it in your cutting measurements.
Cut 1 37"x 20" and cut 1 31"x 20"
(I have allowed 1/2" seam allowance unless stated)
**Tip: I like to use the selvedge along one short side of both pieces. Just a little less bulk in the hem if you like to sleep on the edge of your pillow.
Fold over an inch of one short side of both pieces (in this case it is the selvedge) and press.
Stitch with a straight stitch.
Lay both pieces RST (right side together) and pin well.
Fold the longer piece back over top of the short piece and secure well with pins.
**Make sure there are no pins caught up underneath that will make for a nasty surprise when stitching or overlocking.
Stitch a 1/2" seam allowance along the three sides - do not stitch the folded side. Zigzag or overlock the edges.
Place your hands under the fold and turn the right way out. Press and your done.
Two more pillow case tutorials to have a peek at:
Little bit of Thyme - Pillow cases with french flair
Little Bit Funky - 10 minute pillow case.