8.14.2012

Easy Pillowcase Tutorial

                                                                    Easiest Pillowcase Tutorial


Hey there! For anyone who doesn’t know yet Kristy from Hopeful Threads challenges everyone to sew for a cause each month! For August she has asked us to sew for Foster Care. The projects can be made for the foster children or their foster families. This is actually something that is very important to me.
Thankfully there are foster parents out there to take children in need and show them love and hope. Many times when these children are placed in foster care they do not have any of their belongings to take with them. That is where we come in! Make a pillowcase, a quilt, a bag filled with goodies, or you could even make a stuffed toy. After you make your project donate it to your local children’s services department or children’s home. You could also make a zippered bag filled with lotions or an assortment of teas and coffees for the foster parents thanking them for what they do. You may not feel that you are doing much but I promise it will make a difference in someone’s life!
So… Lets get started shall we?
For your pillowcase you will need a main print of ¾ yards or 27 inches plus a trim piece in a coordinating color of ¼ yards or 9 inches.


I don’t bother cutting the selvage off of mine. Put your main piece in front of you with the right side up then place the ¼ yard strip of fabric on top of it with the wrong side up like so…


Now you will sew all along the edge (above the butterfly pins). Next you want to flip it over so the wrong side of your main print is showing you. Start rolling up the main print until you are in the middle of your ¼ yard strip.

Fold your ¼ yard strip over the rolled fabric and pin it.

Now sew it carefully so that you don’t get the rolled fabric sewed up in your seam. Next is to pull out your little sausage. Just go to one of the open ends and kind of fold back the outer fabric whiles pulling the inner fabric out.

Now you don’t have any raw edges there!!

Next lay your fabric out with WRONG SIDES TOGETHER and sew all the open seams with a SCANT ¼ inch seam.



Now turn your pillowcase inside out and sew a little over a ¼ seam. Viola!! You now have a pillowcase with NO RAW EDGES!!



Now sit back and admire it a little before making someone’s day with it!!
I am hosting a pillowcase kit giveaway on Kristys blog so hop on over there and enter to win. I am also having an extra one here! Enter both places for a better chance to win!! You can have three entries here...All you have to do here is:
1. Be a follower and leave a comment.
2. Like Gingersnaps Fabric Boutique and leave a comment.
3. Like the shop on Facebook.

Go check out the Shop for pillowcase kits, quilt kits and more. Use the Code Hope12 for an extra 10% off my already low prices.

Good luck and thanks for stopping in!!








60 comments:

  1. I am a follower through GFC - StacySewsandSchools

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  2. Me tornei seguidora número 53,obrigada por me mostrar a diferença que pode fazer uma simples fronha.Faço roupas para doação,principalmente roupas de inverno,conjuntos de moleton e alguns pijamas de malha é o que sei de vestuário.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  3. I am a follower...Love the giveaway.

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  4. I am a follower...love the giveaway.

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  5. I am a follower. i hadn't thought about doing the fake french seam on the pillowcases but it mades a lot of sense and would really cut down on the wear and tear of the edges. Thanks.

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  6. I'm a new follower. My weekly sit n sew group have been making pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer and now our local domestic violence shelter for a few years. We take one Thursday a month and work on a variety of pro bono projects. I love using the pattern you showed for the pillowcases, it is so easy and looks great.

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  7. I liked you on Facebook too. Thanks for the giveaway here and on Kristy's blog.

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  8. I liked your Etsy Boutique too: Michael Pearson

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  9. Your shop is on my 'favorites' on etsy : )

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  10. I am a follower. Thank you for the pillowcase tutorial-- definitely need to make some of these! :-) And thank you for the giveaway!! :-)

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  11. I like Gingersnaps Fabric Boutique on Facebook-- thanks again! :-)

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  12. Gingersnaps is one of my Etsy Favorites! Thanks so much! :-)

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  13. I am a new follower. Thanks for the pillow case tutorial!

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  14. I liked Gingersnaps Fabric Boutique on Facebook-- thanks again! :-)

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  15. Your shop is on my 'favorites' on etsy : )

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  16. I'm a GFC follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  17. Fav'd on Etsy (shel704)
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  18. What a great tutorial! I was going to take a class to learn this and now I don't need to. Thanks! Oh and I am already a follower.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

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  19. I liked your shop on Etsy.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I'm a new follower on FB and left some comment love as well.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. Thank you for offering a discount code also.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I liked the Gingersnaps boutique (and added to my Etsy faves)!

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  22. I liked on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I am your new GFC follower!
    thank you very much fot this giveaway =)

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  24. I follow you via GFC as Maureen Hayes and I think this is a simply awesome giveaway and an even more awesome cause! Thank you for the chance to win and participate.

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  25. I "liked" your Etsy shop and will be back to look at the fantastic fabrics you have in it! Thank you for the additional entry.

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  26. I liked your facebook page and left a comment there as well under my name Maureen Hayes. thank you for the additional entry!

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  27. Yay I am a new follower. Thanks for the tutorial - this is a great project. And I like tosee that you leave your selvages on :)

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  28. I'm a follower via gfc! Thanks for a chance to win & for the great tutorial! :)

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  29. I liked Gingersnaps on etsy & favorited it too! :)

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  30. I liked your shop on fb! Carla Geates

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  31. Following your blog on GFC, Stephanie O. shuttermom77 at gmail

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  32. I follow as Renee G on GFC
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  33. Like you on facebook (Renee grandinetti)
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  34. Very nice! Thank you for sharing this tutorial.

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  35. You are liked on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. Great tutorial. I added you to my favorites on Etsy.

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  37. Added your tutorial to our "Remember September" pinterest board! :) Thanks again!

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