12/31 | How to Sew a Pillowcase

How’s it going my lovely sewing friends? I thought today that we would make a really basic and functional project. In today’s post, I’ll share with you how to sew a pillowcase. We all use them usually for hours each day, so why not make our own out of cute fabric? You’ll love this project and the little bit of magic that it takes! 

This is an easy beginner sewing project you’re going to love. It’s the perfect first item to sew when you’re just getting started. 

How to Sew a Pillowcase

I am a huge fan of bright colors, so that is obviously what I decided to make mine out of and it matches my room perfectly! What kind of color combo would you use? Once you learn how to sew a pillowcase you can make them for everyone as gifts! That way when a kiddo in your life has a new obsession you can make them a pillow with their favorite characters on it and they will love it so much.  

Supplies needed:

  • Patterned fabric of your choice for the main part of the pillowcase – 3/4 of a yard
  • Contrasting piece of fabric for the trim – 1/4 of a yard
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

Step by step instructions:

Place the main fabric right side up and put the accent fabric right side down on top of it.

Pin along the top edge. Flip the accent fabric up so that it is also right side up.

Starting with the main fabric, roll it up onto the accent fabric. 

Flip it around so that the two edges of the accent fabric are together. 

Using a quarter-inch seam allowance, create a seam by sewing along the pinned edge. 

Pull the main fabric out of the tube until it is all right side out. You’ll see that the seams are all neatly concealed. Isn’t that a great little sewing hack

Press well with your iron. 

Fold the fabric right sides together along the long edge. Pin along that edge. Sew along that edge. 

When you reach the corner, leave your needle down and lift up the presser foot. Pivot around the corner and put the presser foot back down so you can sew the other open edge. 

That’s it! You’re all finished. Wasn’t that easy? This is a great beginner sewing project and makes a fun way to add some decorative accents to your room. 

As always, I am here to be your personal sewing cheerleader! You’ve got this guys!! Happy Sewing!!  

You’ll find more great sewing projects for beginners here!