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How To Make A Pillowcase

Add a personal touch to your bedroom décor with an envelope pillowcase.

This easy 6 step DIY pillowcase tutorial is a perfect craft for beginner sewers and adds that personal touch to any bedroom’s décor. Whether you make it for yourself or as a gift, this quick and easy pillowcase craft is perfect for all the family.

For this guide, we used the Jungle Safari fabric in the white colourway to provide a statement look. We paired it with a simple Craft Plain fabric in the ivory colourway for the back. Any of our craft fabrics would be suitable for this make.

You will need:

You will need:

  • Craft fabric
  • Thread and a needle
  • An iron
  • A sewing machine
  • A tape measure
  • Pins
Step 1

Step 1

Firstly, cut out one rectangular piece of your main fabric that is 50x81 cm and another rectangular piece that is 50x66 cm.

Step 2

Step 2

Then, hem one short side of each of your fabric pieces.

Step 3

Step 3

Place the two fabric pieces right sides facing, with the non-hemmed edges lined up.

Step 4

Step 4

Measure the difference in length between the two fabric pieces and fold over the excess fabric over itself to create the envelope.

Step 5

Step 5

Pin the three edges that aren’t hemmed and sew along them on the sewing machine, using a zigzag stitch for extra strength.

Step 6

Step 6

Turn your pillowcase right sides out and press with an iron.

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