Friday, February 2, 2018

Cases for charity

Pillowcases, pillowcases, pillowcases....

For the past month I have been working on more pillowcases for charity. So I thought I would repost the tutorial that I have on my sidebar. It's super easy and goes together quickly.

Materials needed for a standard size pillowcase:

 1/4 yard for top (cuff) of pillowcase
2 1/2" strip for accent piece
3/4 yard for main body of pillowcase

Begin with 1/4 yard piece (cuff) with right side of fabric facing up.
Press the 2 1/2" accent piece lengthwise with WRONG sides together.
 Place on top of 1/4" Cuff, lining up raw edges on top.  Pin

Press the 3/4 yard fabric and place on top of other pieces with WRONG side facing up. Pin the three layers of fabric in place, making sure raw edges are lined up on the top.

Now for the magic -- Roll the length of the 3/4 yard piece up towards the top raw edges.

Pick up and fold the 1/4 yard piece (Cuff) over the rolled fabric.  Pin in place lining up with raw edges.  (the wrong side of this fabric should be facing you)

Machine stitch all pieces along the top raw edges using 1/4" seam allowance.  Backstitch this seam.

 Grab the roll from the inside and turn the entire roll.  You should now have the pillowcase cuff in place with no exposed seams.  Press the sewn edges well.

This is what it should look like at this point.

Fold pillowcase in half (WRONG sides together) with the pillowcase cuff edges together, lined up at the seam.  Stitch side and bottom using 1/4" seam allowance.

Turn inside out with the RIGHT sides together.  Press seams.

Stitch the seams again, but this time using a 1/2" seam allowance.  Backstitch.

Turn and press.

Wha-la!!  You now have a completed pillowcase.

And here are just a couple of the pillowcases I worked on.

 This pattern was much easier then some I found online.  Making this tutorial is a great way for me to remember the steps.  Let me know if you try it.


Sherrill said...

I have a stack of 15 that I've finished and more yet to go. I use the sausage method but don't put the flange in. I figure since it's decorative only, I don't need to cut that piece! LOL Yours look great!

Tangos Treasures said...

Thank you for the tutorial!! Going to have to try it this way!

ShirleyC said...

These are no nice, and thanks for the tutorial.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I was amazed by how easy this method really is!! It took me a while to get the hang of it, but it really does simplify the process of making a finished pillowcase. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!