How to Make a Pillowcase

Making a pillowcase is really quite easy. Once you've made one, you will probably want to carry on and replace all the pillowcases in your home as well as those of your relatives. You might even make some with fun designs. If you have a sewing machine, making a pillow case won't take long. You can use plain cotton material, or something with a pattern. Here you can learn how to make one pillowcase for a standard size pillow. So let's get started on the pillow case. Get ready to impress all your friends with your sewing talents.

All you need for this project is some fabric, thread and a needle (or sewing machine). Here's what you do.

  1. Cut the fabric so that you have a 45-by-36-inch (114.3-by-91.4 centimeter) piece.
  2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise. The finished side of the fabric (the "right" side) should be on the inside.
  3. Sew the material together along the length and along one short side.
  4. Turn the material inside out. The "right" side is now on the outside.
  5. Prevent the edge from fraying by sewing the edges of the open end with zigzag stitches.
  6. Turn under a ½-inch (1.27-centimeter) hem on the open side. Fold it flat and iron it down.
  7. Turn under another hem, this time of 3½ inches (8.9 centimeters), on the open side. Fold it down, iron it and sew it up.
  8. Sew a pattern or some lace trim on your pillowcase, if you wish [sources: Mighty Guide, Craft and Fabric].