Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pillow Fight For a Cause Part 2! Pillowcase Tutorial!

Ladybird Ln

Well this is Part 2 of my Pillow Fight--For a cause post.. If you have not done so PLEASE read part 1 here.  Here is a little summary.... Every month on my blog I spotlight a charity, service event, or project. This month I am sponsoring a pillow contest--Pillowfight for a Cause to help my friend Malynn (14 yeard old) who has gone through a lot of medical stuff the last six months, donate bright, fun, pillowcases to Primary Childrens Hospital.  So we are having a pillow contest where you can enter ANY type of homemade pillow! You can enter your homemade ruffly throw pillows, decorative pillows, fancy pillowcases, your homemade dog pillow, etc, etc.

The clincher is for every pillow you enter--you must donate a pillowcase to charity.  We have some AMAZING prizes... Please READ this post for all of the info!  Here is a tutorial of how to make your own pillowcase!


Basic Pillow Case
Cutting List:
Main Body Fabric: 3/4 yard fabric {or 27 inches by Width of Fabric (WOF)}
Band Fabric: 1/4 yard fabric {or 9 inches by WOF}
Trim Fabric: (Optional): 1 strip, 2 inches by WOF
All seams are 1/4 inch, unless otherwise noted.
With wrong sides together, fold the band fabric in half lengthwise and press. Do the same with your trim fabric.
Baste together the folded trim piece to the folded band fabric. 1/8 inches from the raw edges along the length of the strips.
Basting, simply means create a long running stitch, so that the two pieces stay together. Don't worry if they do not line up perfectly at the ends, we will fix it later on!
Pin the band/trim to the right side of the pillowcase panel along the long edge, raw edges together, with trim sandwiched in the middle.
Sew together. Zig zag, serge, or overlock raw edges together (To help prevent fraying).
Trim up the uneven layers of your pillow. I used a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat. But you could just use scissors!
Your pillow case should look like this now!
Fold the pillowcase right sides together. Pin together, making sure to match the band seam line. Sew a strait seam along raw edges. Zig zag, serge, or overlock raw edges.

Turn right side out; Press! You are finished Easy Peasy, right? Below is some pillow case inspiration, all of these pillow cases are ones that I made, or that were given to me. Pillowcases make great gifts!

 Please consider entering Pillow Fight--For a cause!

Ladybird Ln

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  1. Do you know the hot dog/roll it up/tube method? It keeps the band seams hidden.

  2. Great tutorial and such cute pillowcases!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. I don't have a pillow to enter, but I will help with the pillowcase effort!
    Jacque in SC

  4. Sew Cute! What a fun project! :)


  5. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

  6. Thanks for the tutorial it really helps.. its a good project..

    Kids Decorative Pillows


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