Here are directions on how to sew a pillowcase for an easy kids
sewing project. They are a great way to decorate and personalize
your room. You can really be creative on these. Make a holiday
pillowcase or use fabric with a favorite character. Fabric now a
days comes in all colors and a wide variety, making this sewing
project a lot of fun.
You will Need:
2- 23 x 33 inch rectangles cut out of your fabric
How to Sew Pillow Cases
Measure and cut material. Or use an older pillow case for a
pattern. A fabric pencil and quilting ruler might be
Place two rectangles right sides together. Sew one side to the
end, take it off the machine and sew the next side. Don't forget
to do your backward stitch after the first few stitches and at
the end. (We will learn how to do corners in the next level if
you already know how, go ahead!) Leave one short side open. Turn
the top edge over ½ inch and then ½ inch again. Pin in place.
Sew the edge taking out your pins as you sew. This is called
sewing a hem. Turn right side out and your pillow case is all
done and ready for bed.
Pillowcase with Trim
It is easy to add trim or ric a rac along the edge of your pillowcase.
Pin in place and stitch around edges. Here are some examples.
Pillowcase with lace. A little hard to see but we've pinned the lace
around the top edge of the pillowcase.
Pillowcase with rick a rack. We did a double row of different
color rick rack on the top edge.
2 - 22 x 30 inch fabric rectangles
2- 22 x 7 inch rectangles from coordinating fabric
Place one 22x7 inch strip of material right sides together to a
short side of a 22x30 inch rectangle. Sew along top edge. Do with
the remaining two pieces.
Continue pillowcase instructions from step 1 above.