Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pretty Pillowcase Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I finished up this week by completing  my linen pillowcase tutorial to share with you all.  Certainly an easy project, but definitely does require accurate cutting measurements.  So make sure to double check measurements before cutting and press, steam regularly thought out your project. I think these pillows look adorable in my daughter's room and add that special touch to complete the whimsical, soft feel of the room.

Here are the supplies needed for this project. Make sure to wash in warm water and tumble dry followed by a good press and steam.  Cut the frayed edges and lay out  about 2 yds of fabric for 2 standard pillowcases with envelope enclosure.

Pictured below is the measurements for each piece.  Remember to include the enclosure piece {not pictured} 6"X 20"

My first step was to ruffle each side of the length.  Pictured is my ruffler foot, but simple gathering by pulling the thread works wonderfully as well. { See this link for a great tutorial}

Now attach your ruffled piece to the front, right-side together.  You might need to adjust the gathers to fit the 20" width.

Pin the top piece for the enclosure {6"X 20"} right side together, as in this picture then press.  Make sure to double hem this piece before attaching to the front.

At this point pin the lace to the seams.  Make sure to pin adequately so there is no movement.  Now
I used lace to conceal the edges, but really the sky is the limit.  Use a coordinating piping, tape or just leave as is...

Sew the lace to the linen fabric.  I sewed the lace trim on both sides with a zigzag, with pink thread on top and the cream on the bottom for a professional touch.

Now pin the front to the back, pressing the enclosure piece first{ right sides together}.  Trim all the  fabric around the edges, zig zag or serge the edges and you are done! Easy Peasy, Really!

Have fun creating these pillows and please let me know if you have any questions.

Til Next time:)

Linking up with~ Savvy Southern Style


  1. This is beautiful, Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing it with your lovely photos!

  2. These are gorgeous and such a great tutorial too. I would love for you to link up to my ongoining party - Inspire Me - Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty