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Are you looking for a project to keep you busy during the upcoming pandemic? Do you want to learn how to make a pillow case and show creativity? From simply sewing lines to making a fringed border, you’re sure to make something beautiful that makes you proud.
We will tell you how to make a pillow case with this step-by-step DIY guide. For this project, we recommend using fabric and thread similar to those in the following guide.
Gather Supplies Needed
Gathering the supplies is the first step when learning how to make a pillow case. Depending on the size of the pillow cases you are making, you will need two fabric panels of standard size, measuring tape, straight pins, a sewing machine, thread, scissors, tailor’s chalk, and an iron.
When it comes to fabric, make sure to pick two similar pillow case fabrics in terms of thickness to ensure the pillow cover is the same thickness throughout. Make sure the fabric is cut properly for accurate stitching. If you need help choosing the best, view Paapii fabrics here.
Cut Fabric for Pillow Case
To measure the pillow correctly, use a tape measure to measure the height and width of the pillow. Next, you will want to add about half an inch over each measurement to the fabric, creating a nice border for the pillow and helping it fit correctly.
Now that you have your measurements lay out the fabric you have chosen and use a ruler or measuring tape to ensure accurate measurements. Using sharp fabric scissors, carefully cut the material based on your measurements.
Construct Pillow Case Lap Seam
To construct a pillow case lap seam DIY guide, you will need a long strip of fabric, scissors, an iron, and thread. Place the two pieces of fabric, the wrong sides facing, making sure the pieces are lined up correctly.
Fold the right side of the fabric on top toward the middle of the fabric on top. Then, fold the left side over the right side and into the middle, just like you did with the right side. Use pins to hold the piece together.
Starting with a large stitch length aim to stitch the two pieces of fabric together. Once stitched, press down the seam with an iron and sew a zig-zag stitch on the outside to add extra security to your pillow case seam.
Hem Pillow Case Opening and Finishing Touches
Add a fabric bow or a decorative stitch to the hem for extra pizzazz. For an even more finished look, consider adding a bias tape trim to cover the hem’s raw edge.
Finishing touches could also include embroidery or hand-painted designs. For extra durability, consider serging the edges. With these final touches, your pillowcase is complete and ready to brighten any bedroom.
Learning How to Make a Pillow Case
Making a pillow case is an easy DIY sewing project that only requires basic supplies, minimal sewing skills, and a few minutes of your time. With these simple instructions, you should know how to make a pillow case. So give it a try and make your pillow case today.
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Andrea Parker is a reporter for Zobuz. She previously worked at Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Andrea is based in NYC and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe coffee addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.