I purchased some knit fabric a while back with Maleficent on it for my mother-in-law… it’s her FAVORITE character (she liked Maleficent before it was cool).
I was getting ready to make her a pretty shirt or pants when she told me she won’t wear clothing with a print. Sooooooo I was desperately trying to think of an item I could make that she’d use. Finally I decided to make a pillowcase! I love how it turned out and I think the coolness of the knit fabric will be nice for sleeping on.
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Cut your fabric. For my pillow, I was making a queen size. I doubled the width (so I can fold it in half to sew it together instead of cutting back and front pieces of fabric) and added a seam allowance. So my width was around 41″. I cut my Maleficent fabric 41″ x 32″ length.
I also cut a 41″ strip of black bubble minky for the edge of the pillowcase. I can’t recall how wide the strip was, but I believe it was around 8-10″ altogether. I faced the strip right sides together with the top of my Maleficent fabric and sewed. I flipped right sides out and top stitched. I serged the top of the bubble minky so the edges wouldn’t fray.
Here I folded the fabric over and clipped in place so I could sew it. I just sewed a straight stitch along the bottom and the one side.
To finish the pillowcase, I folded the black minky in half. Then I sewed a top stitch around it all.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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