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How to Make a Pillowcase – The Creative Guide

In this article, we’ll show you how to make a pillowcase. This is an excellent project for beginners, and it’s a quick way to add some color and style to your home. Plus, it’s a great way to use up fabric scraps.

It’s effortless to make your pillowcase. You can make it any size and use any fabric, from cotton to velvet. Choose a material that you love, and get started.

This is the perfect article for you if you are a beginner and want to make your pillowcase.

We’ll show you how to make a stylish and unique pillowcase in just a few simple steps.

How to Make a Pillowcase

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You should know that every pillowcase has unique measurements, but most pillowcases are generally about 16″ x 20″.

If you want to make a kingsized pillowcase, then these are the measurements you will need.

What You’ll Need:

  •  1/2 yard of fabric (enough to make a pillowcase that’s about 16″ x 20″)
  •  Coordinating thread
  •  A sewing machine
  •  A pillow
  •  Scissors
  • A straight pin

Here are the  easy steps to follow if you are making one  kingsized pillowcase:

1. Cut your fabric.

Suppose your pillow is plus 1 inch. So, if your pillow is 16 inches wide, you’ll need to cut a piece of fabric 18 inches wide.

Then, cut the material to the length you want your pillowcase to be.

2. Hem the top and bottom of your fabric.

To hem the top and bottom of your fabric, fold over the edge 1/2 inch and then another 1/2 inch.

Sew along the folded edge to create a seam. Repeat this process for the other side of your fabric.

3. Sew the side seams.

To sew the side seams, fold your fabric in half, with the wrong sides together. Sew along the side edge, using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Repeat this process for the other side of your fabric.

4. Turn your pillowcase right side out.

Once you’ve sewn the side seams, turn your pillowcase right side out. Press the fabric, and then insert your pillow. That’s it! You’re done.

Now that you know how to make a pillowcase, you can make them in any size, color, or fabric you want. So get creative, and have fun!

What Type of Fabric Can I Use to Make a  Pillowcase?

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You can use a variety of fabrics to make a pillowcase, including cotton, linen, and silk.

  • Cotton is popular because it’s soft and durable, and linen is another popular option because it has a luxurious look.
  • Silk is a more delicate fabric that can add elegance to your pillowcase.

The Best Material for Pillowcases for Your Skin

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Look for a pillow insert made of 100% silk for the best results. If you cannot find one made entirely of silk, look for one that is at least 80% silk and 20% cotton, which will provide you with the benefits of both fabrics.

Another good option is to look for a pillowcase made of 100% cotton. Cotton is a natural fabric that is very gentle on the skin. It is also hypoallergenic, so it is a good choice for people with allergies.

If you are looking for a stylish and functional pillowcase, look for one made of 100% linen. Linen is a durable fabric that is also very soft, and it is a good choice for people who want a pillowcase that will last for many years.

When you are choosing a pillow cover, make sure to select one that is large enough to fit over your entire pillow. You should also ensure that the pillowcase has a zipper to remove it for washing quickly.

FAQs

Can a Beginner Sewer Make a Pillowcase?

Absolutely! Making a pillowcase is a great project for beginners. Plus, it’s a quick way to add color and style to your home.

What is the standard size for a pillowcase?

Most pillowcases are generally about 16″ x 20″. But you can make them in any size to fit any pillow.

How do I hem the top and bottom of my fabric?

To hem the top and bottom of your fabric, fold over the edge 1/2 inch and then another 1/2 inch. Sew along the folded edge to create a seam. Repeat this process for the other side of your fabric.

What is the best way to sew the side seams?

To sew the side seams, fold your fabric in half, with the wrong sides together. Sew along the side edge, using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Repeat this process for the other side of your fabric.

How do I turn my pillowcase right side out?

Once you’ve sewn the side seams, turn your pillowcase right side out. Press the fabric, and then insert your pillow. That’s it! You’re done.

How much material do you need to make a pillowcase?

Most pillowcases are generally about 16″ x 20″. But you can make them in any size to fit any pillow.

  • For a standard-sized pad, you’ll need 1/2 yard of fabric; if you want a full-sized pillow, you’ll need 1 yard of fabric.
  • And for a queen-size pillow, you’ll need 1-1/2 yards of fabric.

How do you make a pillowcase without raw edges?

The simplest way to make a pillowcase without raw edges is to use a French seam.

  • To do this, you’ll need to cut your fabric into two pieces that are mirror images of each other.
  • Then, sew the two pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Next, trim the seam allowance down to 1/8″, and sew the two pieces together again, this time with a 3/8″ seam allowance. This will enclose the raw edges of the fabric, so they don’t unravel.
  • Finally, press the seam open, and it’s done!

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Conclusion

This article was for you if you wanted awareness on how to make a pillowcase, what material to use, or what size you need.

Making a pillow cover is a fun and easy activity that anyone can do regardless of their sewing experience. So get some fabric and start Sewing!

Anne Hogan
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