Sewing

Sewing: Week Twenty Two Pillow Case

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Pillow case – in this super fun Canadian fabric. We are travelling to Glacier National Park tomorrow and we’ve got the Boler out and ready. Well, almost ready. I cleaned the truck yesterday and then it rained before I could get to the Boler. So, as soon as I’m done sharing this pillow case tutorial with you I’m headed outside to get our Boler ready for it’s fourth national park!

These pillow cases are fun and just a bit of a nod to being Canadian. The bummer part is it lists every province except Alberta. So weird. Anyway, let’s get started!

We have two down queen pillows that I’ll be covering and the final measurements I want are 20×31.

What You Need

  • one fabric – 4 pieces of fabric that measure 21×27
  • two fabric – 4 pieces of fabric that measure 21×3
  • three fabric – 4 pieces of fabric that measure 21×9
  • serger
  • matching thread
  • iron
  • pins
  • scissors
  • cutting mat
  • rotary cutter
  • ruler

First – gather your fabric. I’m going to use the blue as the main fabric and the yellow for the accent (the 21×3 piece) which will tie in nicely with the long couch pillow I made for the Boler a couple of years ago.

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

The trick is, if you’re working with a pattern like mine that has a right side up, you want to be sure you pay attention to that throughout the project. On one of my pillow cases the yellow accent piece is actually upside down. You can’t really tell because it’s so small, but be careful nonetheless.

Get out your cutting mat and rotary cutter to cut the fabric.

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Once everything is cut you’ll want to lay out your fabric.

First, we’ll sew the body of the pillow case together. Be sure right sides are together and they are going the same direction. Serge an both long sides and one short side.

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Time for the accent pieces.

Lay them out and ensure they are going the same direction, too. With right sides together, serge the short sides.

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Press the two accent pieces in half, right sides out.

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Now, sandwich the small accent piece, the yellow one, between the body of the pillow and the larger accent piece. This is where you’ll want to be sure all patterns are running in the same direction. Pin.

Serge all 3 pieces together.

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Done. Press and stuff with your pillow!

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

Pillow Case: 3ten.ca

I love the little yellow piece – and with one different than the other we will certainly know who’s pillow is who’s! Haha.

Happy Saturday and I hope you’re spending some time with family this weekend – Family is the best. Off to prep the Boler. Bye for now!

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