How to make the Easiest Pillowcase Ever; Guest Post by Shatzi from Love and Laundry

Happy Monday everyone! This is the week I finally take my certification test for work, and boy will I be happy to be done with it! Pass or Fail, it will be nice to get back to working on projects for the blog! Today, I want to introduce you to Shatzi, from Love and Laundry! She will be showing us how to make our own pillowcases! Thanks for being here Shatzi!  ~Robyn

How to make the Easiest Pillowcase Ever; Guest Post by Shatzi from Love and Laundry

Hi Robyn’s View readers! I’m so excited Robyn let me guest post here today!! My name is Shatzi and I blog over at Love and Laundry. I’m a mom of three kiddos. And I love crafting, sewing, cooking and playing with my kids. But I definitely don’t love laundry. That’s kind of a joke.

But, really I love all kinds of fun and easy projects. And if I can do it, you can definitely do it, too!

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Today, I’m sharing a fun and easy pillowcase project. Back when I was in college, I decided that I wanted to learn to sew, so I took a beginners sewing class. It was so awesome! I learned so many basic sewing techniques that have been the basis for learning so much more! One of the first projects we completed was a super simple pillowcase. And it’s sewn perfectly because there are NO raw edges to finish when you’re done.

how to make the easiest pillow case

The technique to make this is really clever. I don’t know who came up with it, but it is pretty darn awesome!
Here’s what you need to make a standard sized pillowcase:

pillowcase supplies

3 different coordinating fabrics. We used fabrics that match the quilt I’m working on for my daughter’s bed.

Main fabric – 27-inches x 41-inches (buy 3/4 yard)
Cuff fabric – 11-inches x 41-inches (buy 1/3 yard)
Accent fabric – 3-inches x 41-inches (buy 1/8 yard)

The first step is to cut the bought fabric to the right dimensions. If you have a rotary cutter and mat, it will make your job a lot faster and easier. When I was in college, I just hand measured and cut everything. So, either way works.

After your fabric is cut, iron the accent piece in half length-wise wrong sides together.

easiest pillowcase step 1

Now, on the longest side, layer the three fabrics right sides up. Start with the cuff piece, add the main piece and finish with the accent piece. The raw edge of the accent piece should match the raw edge of the other fabrics.

easiest pillowcase step 2

With a few pins, pin along the edge to hold those in place.

easiest pillowcase step 3

Now, fold up the main fabric so that it fits inside the cuff fabric.

easiest pillowcase step 4

Then, fold over the cuff fabric to match with the pinned edge.

easiest pillowcase step 5

Pin it really well along the edge.

easiest pillowcase step 6

You’re kind of making a fabric burrito. See?

easiest pillowcase step 7

Sew the raw edge with 1/4” seam allowance.


After it’s sewn, reach in and pull all of the inner fabric out.


Then, press the cuff and accent fabric down.

easiest pillowcase step 10

Now to finish the rest of the pillowcase. It’s finished with French seams, which means all of the seams are encased.

 Pin the pillowcase WRONG sides together and pin.

easiest pillowcase step 11

Sew all around the raw edges with a 1/4” seam allowance.

easiest pillowcase step 12

Turn the pillowcase inside out and press the seams.

easiest pillowcase step 13

Still inside out, stitch along the edges with a 3/8-inch seam allowance.

easiest pillowcase step 14

The inside seams should turn out looking like this:

easiest pillowcase step 15

Turn it inside out, and press. And that’s it! You’re finished!!

the easiest pillow case finished 1

Now it’s time to go take a nap.

Thanks for letting me hang out today, Robyn! It was fun!!

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