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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Updating A Plain Pillowcase Tutorial


I'm always looking for simple ideas to make Thom's room a little more special. A while ago I made some pretty petal pillowcases for a friend and ever since then I had been meaning to make something boyish for Thom.

This was a really simple project and may not cost you anything if you use an existing pillowcase. I had a new pillowcase I picked up from Target a while back, but I had everything else already.

Things you will need:
  • Pillowcase (new or old is fine)
  • Ric-rac (any width you have is fine really although the 25mm one is good for giving a more pronounced effect)
  • Strip of fabric approx 3 1/2 wide and slightly longer than the pillowcase (dig into that scrap basket!) 
The first step is to cut the fabric the length of the pillowcase adding a 1/4 inch extra on either end. Next sew the ric-rac to the wrong side of the fabric, lining it up against the edge of the fabric and stitch down the centre of the rid rac.

Next fold the fabric over on the centre line of the ric rac and iron to create a clean turned edge. Iron a 1/4 inch seam on the other edge and at the top and bottom of the fabric so it fits the length of the pillowcase perfectly. Pin and sew to pillowcase.

These would look great in some pretty florals too.

Happy sewing!

Caity x