Since that time, I have made special pillowcases for Jen which came especially handy when there would be "sleep-overs" as not to get her pillow confused with others BUT also a great wrapping instrument for gifts. I now make them for Lily and this is her "special" pillowcase that I made to put her Christmas presents in this year.
- 3/4 yard main fabric
- 1/4 yard contrast fabric for cuff
- trim the salvage away on both the main fabric and the cuff fabric
- to make this a little more special, I embroidered "Lily's" name on the cuff
- a complimentary thread was used to embroider her name
- tear away the excess stabilizer and press to remove any wrinkles
- with right sides together with the main fabric sew along the bottom of the case and along the one side using a 1/4-inch seam allowance, if you have a serger available, serge the raw edges to avoid any unraveling
- turn to the right side and at which point I press to set the seam
- stitch 1/4-inch seam on cuff to make a circle and press seam open
- press under 3/8-inch of the cuff which is used to top-stitch cuff
- pin wrong side of main fabric to right side of cuff (NOTE: not the side you had pressed the 3/8-inch) and sew in 1/4-inch seam allowance
- turn cuff to the right side and top-stitch the cuff to the right side of the case
- VIOLA, you have now made your very first pillowcase which I'm sure will be one of many!!!!!
this was entered in the following challenges:
Miriam's Crafting Blog's 19th Monthly Challenge: Handmade Gifts