Easy 30 Minute Pillow Case Tutorial

Easy 30 Minute

Last year I made my oldest daughter, Izzy, her own pillowcase. I absolutely love making things for my girls, and Izzy sure thought it was special. Within the year we transitioned our youngest, Lailah, to a toddler bed and then a shared bed with Izzy which meant she was sleeping on a pillow now.

She started noticing that her pillow case was just plain white and started telling me, “Momma, I want Little Pony!” I decided to take her with me one day to Hancock Fabrics and I let her pick out her own fabric.

DSC06334

In typical 2 1/2 year old toddler fashion, she just couldn’t narrow down her fabric choice to one, so I decided why the heck not do two different fabrics?! Now she has a couple different options depending on whether she’s in the mood for Minnie Mouse or My Little Pony. She was absolutely tickled when I handed her the pillow and just carried it around the rest of the afternoon!

IMG_3110

*I’m not a professional seamstress, just a self-taught sewing enthusiast! So it is very likely that my methods may not be traditional, but it gets the job done. Or in the words of Larry the Cable Guy I “git r done”.

DSC06366

Easy 30 Minute Pillow Case Tutorial

Supplies:

  • 1 yard of fabric
  • Scissors and/or rotary cutter
  • Complimentary thread
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler
  • Tape Measure

Directions:

DSC06315

Cut two pieces of fabric 21″ x 32″. Make the outer seam of the case on both pieces by folding on the wrong side of the fabric, pressing the hem with your iron.

DSC06313

Fold the end of the hem under 1/4″ and press with your iron.

DSC06312

Once it’s all pressed your hem should look like the above photo.

DSC06319

Sew the hem with a complimentary thread color, staying about 1/8″ from the edge of the hem.

DSC06320

With right sides together, line up the hems of each piece and pin pieces together. Sew along three sides, leaving the hem side open, with a zigzag stitch and 1/4″ seam allowance. (By the way, I didn’t make an absurdly short pillow here! It was folded in half and I didn’t even think about getting a better shot.) Trim the seams and finish with an overcasting stitch for a cleaner look.

DSC06322

Turn the case right side out and admire your finished product!

DSC06360

Izzy’s original pillow case is on the right and Lailah’s is on her current favorite side on the left. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *