I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Pillowcase

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Pillowcase

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I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Have a PJ party with your little partner as they make their very own pillowcase. Sweet dreams will definitely follow! This easy project is a favorite for gift giving too! Learn how to make an easy Pillowcase with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Tutorial by Nancy Zieman.

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Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial

Approximate Finished Size: 20″ x 30″

Makes one standard size pillowcase.

Note From Team NancyLet your little partner choose their favorite novelty fabric and two coordinates.

Supplies Needed

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Instructions

Please read all instructions before beginning. Use the width of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowance.

 1. Press and cut the fabrics:

  • Cut Fabric A for the main pillowcase using one of the following options:

–Cut the non-directional print Fabric A into a 27″ x 41″ rectangle.

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  •  Cut a 9″ x 41″ rectangle from Fabric B for the border; set aside.
I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
  • Cut a 2″ x 41″ rectangle from Fabric C. Fold the 2″ strip of trim fabric in half, wrong sides together, aligning the lengthwise edges; press.
I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

2. Assemble trim and border:

  • Pin trim to the right side of the 9″ x 41″ border, aligning cut edges of trim with one lengthwise edge of the border. Machine baste.
I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
  • Fold border fabric in half, right sides together.
  • Stitch the short ends of the border fabric.
Pillowcase 6.
  • Press seam open.
I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  •  Fold wrong sides of border together, aligning the lengthwise edges. Press.
I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

3. Stitch the pillowcase:

  • Fold the Fabric A rectangle in half, right sides together, aligning the 27″ edges.
  • Stitch the 20-1/2″ edge.

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Wrap the corner by folding the seam toward the pillowcase along the stitching line and stitch the side seam.

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Note From Team Nancy     This is a great spot to teach your little partner one of Nancy Zieman’s favorite techniques—the wrapped corner!

 

  • Turn pillowcase right side out.
  • Pin border fabric over the main pillowcase fabric meeting cut edges, right sides together.
  •  Stitch the layers together. Clean finish cut edges using either a zigzag stitch or overlock serger. Press seam toward main body of pillowcase.
I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
  •  Optional: Topstitch trim along the border fabric edge, catching the seam allowance.

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

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Happy Sewing!

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26 Comments

  • Lorna
    July 6, 2019

    A pillowcase

  • Joyce
    July 6, 2019

    A pillow case would be a fun project!

  • CARLA
    July 6, 2019

    A baby quilt with a matching pillow case would be my choice for my next project.

  • DebbieW
    July 6, 2019

    A simple tank top using two rectangles of fabric.

  • Lorraine Alves
    July 6, 2019

    I would make the pillow cases and fill them with needed supplies to donate to the local shelter for the children residing there. The pillow case would be the perfect carrier and most useful gift for those with so little.

  • Bridget
    July 6, 2019

    I think we will try this pillowcase pattern. It’s slightly different from the one we have been using.

  • Dixie
    July 6, 2019

    pillow case to match the quilt I just finished.

  • Beverly
    July 6, 2019

    A pillowcase to coordinate with a quilt to teach my granddaughter a lovely way to present a quilt gift.

  • Susan L.
    July 6, 2019

    I will be making some pillowcases with my granddaughters over the summer.

  • Rosie
    July 6, 2019

    I already have the material to make pillow cases with my granddaughters. That’s my project.

  • Patti Williamson
    July 6, 2019

    The next project will be a pillow case with my little.

  • Sandra N
    July 6, 2019

    A pillowcase will be the first project that I will help my granddaughter sew!

  • Sandra Nettles
    July 6, 2019

    My plan is to help my Grandson make a pillowcase! I will let him select fabric, that will probably include his favorite super hero of the moment.

  • Laurie Rodda-Utecht
    July 6, 2019

    Can’t wait to have my grandson make a pillowcase and small matching quilt.He picked two fabrics to use and maybe incorporate a embroidery design?

  • Clovis
    July 6, 2019

    I was thinking the other day that I should make some pillowcases.

  • Jennifer
    July 6, 2019

    I’m so excited to work on some pillow cases with my nephew this summer! I’m looking forward to learning some of Nancy’s tricks for myself, too.
    I’m going to have to make some extras because I’ve been wanting to embellish some pillow cases with embroidery and crocheted edges.
    So/sew excited!

  • Bonnye
    July 6, 2019

    I will be making pillowcases with my granddaughter.

  • Beverly Roget
    July 6, 2019

    I do a lot of sewing with 2 of my grandchildren. Ethan is 13 and is making his own computer bag with piping. And my granddaughter, Katelyn, is 9 and designing her own clothing. It’s a lot of work for me because I have to turn her design into a pattern with instructions! So My daughter and I are making a sewing box for them with neat sewing tools, like a heart shaped pin catcher. I’m also trying to find Klutz Gloves for both kids. I have a large for myself, which is too big for me, but need an extra small or small for her and a medium for Ethan. Do you carry them? Thank you for all your help over the years!

  • B RIEGSECKER
    July 6, 2019

    We are going to make a simple quilt placemat. Maybe try some free-motion quilting.

  • Cynthia Doss
    July 6, 2019

    I just finished quilts for my 16 and 18 year old grandkids. I will definitely use this pattern for pillowcases to match the full size quilt. Thanks for all of the years I have learned so much from you in books back in the 80s , serging tips when I got my first serger.

    Thanks

  • BJ HOOD
    July 6, 2019

    My 6 year old grandson wants to learn to sew. I mainly quilt so I started him on 4 patch. He was begging to keep sewing. I had to cook supper and was afraid to leave him sewing because I couldn’t see to warn him to keep his fingers back. I’d love to have him sew a quilt with a coordinating
    Pillowcase so he can really enjoy his creation. Thanks for all the help!

  • Alana LeSueur
    July 6, 2019

    Do you also have the measurements for Fabric A, B, C, for doing King sized pillowcases?

  • Barb K
    July 7, 2019

    My 10 year old Granddaughter has a small quilt of squares she has started.

  • Hannah W
    July 8, 2019

    My daughter and I are still working on a doll quilt, but I think she would enjoy making her own pillow case….

  • Susan
    July 9, 2019

    The pillowcase is a great project to start with a new little sewer. I can see doing this with my granddaughter with the first step being in giving her the choice of fabrics.

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