How to make a pillowcase from knit fabric as a great gift idea!
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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- Fabric: I used knit fabric and a bubble minky for the edge
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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Love this? You can make your own DIY shredded foam pillow if you have some extra foam laying around.
Tuesday 1st of March 2016
I just got a new machine, so I've been looking for easy-ish patterns. This looks like I might be able to do it. Thanks for the pattern!
Thursday 25th of February 2016
You are going to make me get a sewing machine. lol. Making things look so easy