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tiny completely satisfied: pleasing pillowcases (to make)


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At present I assumed I might share an excellent easy and sensible tutorial. Make your self a pillowcase or two, completed with French seams. The great thing about this methodology is {that a} case might be constructed from one size of cloth and it is tremendous easy to do.

I’ve additionally included directions for shorter lengths of cloth, in case you do not have a chunk lengthy sufficient. Here is one other tutorial I wrote (in 2014) that works effectively, however I feel this methodology is less complicated and neater.

A pair of linen or cotton pillowcases makes an awesome sensible present, too. I made these blue pairs for pals just lately. For the pair on the fitting I used some stunning block-printed cotton I discovered on the op store!

Blue pairs

You may want:

1.6 metres of cotton or linen cloth (to make an identical pair of pillowcases) or much less if you’ll use a couple of piece of cloth.

Stitching machine, thread, tape measure, scissors, iron

Technique (from one piece of cloth)

Wash and press your cloth and lower a size measuring 50 cms X 160cms. * Take one shorter edge, and press underneath a 1/4” hem. Fold edge once more and press. Sew folded edge in place. Repeat on different aspect in order that each brief edges are folded and hemmed.

Lay the size of cloth out on a desk. With incorrect sides collectively, fold one brief edge over to make a 6″ (15cm) pocket. Nonetheless with incorrect sides collectively, fold the material in half width-ways. One hemmed edge will lay on high of a folded edge. Pin alongside each aspect edges and sew in place utilizing a slender seam allowance. Press seam and trim any extra near the stitching line.

Flip the case inside-out and press the aspect seams once more so they’re flat and neat. Sew them once more with a barely wider seam allowance, to create an enclosed seam (for this seam, I line my presser foot up towards the sting of the primary seam as a information).

Flip proper side-out, and push out corners, trim seams and press once more. All completed!

Technique (from smaller items of cloth)

In case your cloth is just not lengthy sufficient to make use of the primary methodology, you’ll be able to piece it collectively so you should use a smaller, favorite piece on high and one other cloth on the underside of the case. Directions for this methodology beneath.

Of your high cloth, lower a chunk measuring 50cms X 100cms. Of your contrasting cloth, lower a chunk measuring 50 x 65. With incorrect sides collectively, sew these items collectively at one brief finish. Press and trim seam, fold with proper sides collectively, and sew once more to surround the primary seam. Press.

Now proceed to assemble pillowcase in the identical means as above, beginning at *. Keep in mind to fold the envelope ‘pocket’ out of your characteristic cloth finish.

I made this sunflower pair utilizing this methodology, as a result of I solely had 1 metre of the block-printed cloth and needed to showcase it. I used some inexperienced cotton for the again of the circumstances.

Sunflower pair

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