These simple pillowcases take no time at all to make. You can easily sew up a stack of these on the weekend for each member of your family or as gifts. All you need is a yard of cotton flannel or quilting cotton (my girls like to have one of each) for each pillowcase, some thread and you are on your way. These are also a great sewing project for kids, it uses basic sewing and ironing skills, and leaves them with a fairly quick and useful end product to boost their sewing confidence.
One Yard Pillowcase
-one yard of cotton flannel or quilting cotton fabric
1. Wash, dry and press fabric.
2. Trim fabric.
- Fold fabric in half lengthwise, like it came off the bolt from the store.
- Fold in half widthwise, keeping folded edge and selvages lined up.
- Fold in half widthwise once more and using this folded edge as a guide, trim along the edge. See photos below.
3. Sew together.
-With right sides together, start at the long edge and using a 5/8" seam allowance, sew down long edge stopping 5/8" from end. Turn and sew along bottom opening. Trim with pinking shears to prevent fraying. Snip corners.
4. Press long side seam open.
5. Hem top edge. With fabric inside out, press under 1/2" around, then press under 2" around. Sew around close to the edge.
6. Right side out and press bottom edge of pillowcase. Put in your pillow and done!
Finished measurement is 31"x 21". Fits a standard size pillow.