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Instructions on sewing a pillow case

Old 07-25-2007, 06:41 AM
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Can any of you please show me complete instruction for a very easy pillowcase, I am trying to learn how to sew and I can not seem to find any help, I have a new sewing machine but I dont know where to start.

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Old 07-25-2007, 06:55 AM
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http://www.deafhomeschool.com/study/crafts/pillowcases.html

http://craftandfabriclinks.com/pillowcases/cases.html
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:52 AM
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Are you wanting a bed pillow case or one that is decorative?
For a bed case, I find that usually 1/2 yard does it. I use a ratty pillowcase for a pattern, too. Be sure to allow for seam allowances and hems.
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Are you looking for a decorative or a bed pillow case?
I feel that 1/2 yard is plenty for a bed case. I also use a satin pillowcase to create a design. Make careful to include seam allowances and hems in your calculations.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:12 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYWCma9wgM


Try to watch this. It gives nice instructions for a neat pillowcase. I made these for my great grandkids for Christmas one year. They loved them. Happy sewing!
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Are you looking for a decorative or a bed pillow case?
I feel that 1/2 yard is plenty for a bed case. I also use a satin pillowcase to create a design. Make careful to include seam allowances and hems in your calculations.
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For very specific instructions, it is helpful to know the size of the pillow that the pillowcase would be covering.

Here is a link to some bed pillow sizes: https://casper.com/blog/pillow-sizes/

The ones illustrated in that link are all 20 inches (51 cm) by various lengths. The "regular" size one is 20 x 26 inches.

Generally speaking, if using fabric that is at least 42 inches wide, I would use the length of the pillow plus at least 5 inches more for a hem and seam allowances.



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I saved one of the links above because I need to make a few more pillow cases.
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Ha! I hope this poster got an answer since it was asked back in 2007! funny , I actually had to look up my directions on one the other day!
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Great resources! Thanks!
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