I love working on projects such as this and find the results very rewarding. Having a blog has allowed me to share my creative endeavours with friends, family, and blog followers. Therefore I have decided to come up with a tutorial to help you on your way.
It is not uncommon for me to make gifts for my family and friends, and as the years go by it seems that my list gets longer. About two years ago I found some great fabric for friendship bags. This fabric consisted flower fairies, coupled with inspirational words. However, after repeated trips to the shop I ended up buying enough fabric for twenty two bags. As the following year came around another brilliant idea popped into my head, pillow cases. Not just any type, but Christmas pillowcases, given along with handmade cards and gift bags. So there I went again, thirty pillowcases later I am done for yet another year. Granted, my husband thinks I’m either possessed or mad, he is not sure what drives me during these creative moments, and neither am I. Consequently, whenever I take on a project making large quantities of a single item, I end up saying that I’ll never make another. Despite this the magic pillow case seems to resurface from time to time.
Now you may be wondering just what is a magic pillow case? In short, its a design where the cuff of the case, encases all of the fabric into a tube that then gets sewn along its raw edge. As a result, when you pull the inside fabric through the tube you end up with a nicely finished cuff with no top stitching.
Our local quilt shop has recently closed down, resulting in some great deals on fabrics. Hence the pretty new pillow cases, a tutorial on how to make them, and this post:
To construct a standard pillowcase you will need to:
1. Cut a 29"or 73.6 cm piece for the case
2. Cut a 9" or 22.9 cm piece for the cuff
3. Cut a 1 1/2’’ or 4 cm piece for the flat piping
*All these pieces use the standard width of the fabricFirst, place the cuff fabric, right side up, flat on the table.