Learn how to sew a pillowcase! The two methods you’ll find are the burrito roll pillowcase and the pillowcase with a cuff.
I use pillowcases as presents — they are perfect for friends gifts, house warming gifts, Christmas gifts, birthday…you name it! You can actually sew up a bunch and have them on hand for when you need them.
The fabrics I use are usually the fun, kind of crazy prints. They are especially great for little kids. They love the bright prints.
If you have an embroidery machine, you can even customize them with their initials or names. If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you can hand stitch some fun designs.
Supplies you may need:
- Rotary cutter or a new sharp blade
- Cutting Mat
- Quilt Ruler
- Sewing Machine – this brother is my favorite!
- Iron – here or here
- Seam Ripper – not my favorite thing to do!
How to sew a Burrito Pillowcase
This one makes you totally look like a professional stitcher.
It has a trim piece, a cuff….and the seams are not raw!
No, you don’t need a serger for this, it’s all done with a french seam. Don’t run away. It’s not as bad as you think.
Cut list for each pillowcase:
From Main Fabric, cut 1 piece that is 27” x 40”
From Coordinating Fabric, cut 1 piece that is 9” X 40”
From Trim Fabric, cut 1 piece that is 2” X 40”
How to sew a Pillowcase with a Cuff
This pillowcase is a little bit different as it has a cuff….but there is something inside as well! It’s a hidden little cuff inside that holds the pillow in place and doesn’t let it scoot out when you are sleeping and snoozing.
It’s really not as hard as you thinking and panicking about right now. This was part of a sewing project for my daughter…and if she can sew it, you can sew it!
- Pillowcase Front: 19 x 23 inches
- Pillowcase Cuff: 19 x 13 inches
- Pillowcase Back: 19 x 35 1/2 inches
Do you have a favorite method for sewing up a pillowcase? Would love to hear about it – drop it in the comments!
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