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Updated: 2020-03-29 Views: 169

Today I’;m going to share a free tutorial that teaches you how to make a pillowcase. I stitched up a Christmas Pillowcase because?it’;s quick and easy and makes a great gift! You can also use this pillowcase pattern to sew pillowcases for other Holidays, or just everyday!

A few years ago I made a set of Christmas pillowcases for my nephews for Christmas. I was telling a friend of mine about the project (she was looking for easy gift ideas for kids for Christmas) and she asked if I had a tutorial for it on my site.

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Later, I realized while I was talking to her that I never got around to writing up a tutorial for the pillowcase pattern. Today I thought I’;d share with you how to sew a simple pillowcase.

I realize that this is one of many free pillowcase tutorials on the web. Obviously, I didn’;t invent it the handmade pillowcase but thought I’;d share with you guys my “;go to”; way for making a pillowcase.

It’;s crazy easy. So easy that you may find yourself making pillowcases for every occasion.? How cute would a special birthday pillowcase be?

This pillowcase takes longer to cut out than to sewunique gifts for men, it’;s THAT quick, and uses a serger. If you don’;t have a serger you can still make one, you’;ll just need to substitute french seams where it calls for a served seam (to learn how to sew a french seam click here).

If you do have a serger, this project is crazy fast!!? To add some detail to the pillowcase I added a bit of ribbon trim to the edge.

The fabrics I used are from Cotton Steel’;s gingham and Tinsel Christmaslines. You can buy them here. You’;ll need 1 yard of fabric for the pillowcase and 1/2 yard for the band.

1-yard fabric for pillowcase body –; note: this is assuming that the pattern runs parallel to the selvage. If your pattern runs perpendicular to the selvage, you’;ll need 1 1/4 yards. (for example, my Santa’;s are running sideways across the pillow vs. standing straight up and down)

1/2 yard fabric for pillowcase band

1 1/2 yards 1″; wide ribbon for trim

Seam Tape

Thread

Cut:

Begin by folding the 11″; wide pillowcase band in half lengthwise. Press. Pin the 40″; side to the right side of the 40″; side of the pillowcase.

Serge this seam.

Press the seam to one side. Using the seam tape, iron the ribbon onto the pillowcase centered over the seam between the pillowcase and the band.

Topstitch Stitch ribbon very close to the edge to secure.

Fold the pillowcase in half and serge the bottom and sides.

Clip the strings and you’;re done!!

“;Each Christmas Eve I lay in bed I cannot fall asleep ‘;Cuz Santa and his elves will bring some toys and games that beep!

My brain is in a thinking mode I wiggle and I giggle Then I get my MAGIC CASE And slip it on my pillow.

I close my eyes and start to dream Of gifts and sugar plums. Then all at once, my mother’;s voice Tells me that Santa’;s come.

When you can’;t sleep on Christmas Eve You toss and turn and wiggle Just slip this MAGIC PILLOW case over your soft pillow”;

If you’;d like to more info about the poem to go with the Christmas Pillowcases you can see a post about it by clicking HERE.

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In November we showed you how a ruffle attachment works, tucking little pleats into the fabric just before the needle stitches them in place. So what’s the different between a gathering foot and a ruffle? Right away you’ll notice that the gathering foot it just one piece, whereas the ruffle has many different pieces working together to pleat the fabric, and adjustments for setting the depth and frequency of the tucks. A gathering foot, such as BERNINA Gathering Foot #16, doesn’t have moving parts. But look closely and you’ll see that the sole of this foot doesn’t rest evenly on the feed dog. This causes the fabric to feed unevenly, forming gathers as it passes under the foot and is stitched by the needle. The amount of gathering is adjusted by changing the stitch length and needle tension, and is also affected by the weight and stiffness of the fabric. You may have noticed that the sole of the gathering foot has two layers; this is for stitching ruffles directly to a flat piece of fabric. Place the fabric to be gathered under the foot as usual, face up, and place the flat piece face down on top, through the slot. The fabric against the feed dog gathers, and the fabric in the slot stays flat. This foot is especially good for making ruffles for garments and heirloom sewing projects.

Rebekah from A Bit of Sunshine is here to share this ADORABLE Pony Silhouette Hoodie Tutorial with us! And since I predict that horses are the next hot animal trend (watch out foxes!) I’m especially excited. So grab your plain boring hoodie with zero appliqued ponies and prepare to make it fabulous.

Hello fellow sewing-enthusiasts! I am so excited to share this quilt-a-long project with you here at WeAllSew. I learned to make quilts from my mom when I was growing up. About fifteen years ago I began doing it in earnest and took classes to broaden my skills. I have since worked in a quilt shop where I taught beginning quilting classes. I still love to teach quilting basics?on my blog, Diary of a Quilter, which I have been writing for over five years now.