Monday, February 20, 2012


I made three of these pillowcases this morning and they are just so simple to sew.  My four year old grandson just loves dinosaurs so that one will be his and the older boys are getting some racing pillowcases which I am sure they will love also.  I have created a video showing just how to make these if you would like to view it.  Here is the link:

Now the directions are very simple.

The cuff ( black section in picture) is 10" X length of material.  (42" to 45")

The patterned fabric is cut to 26 1/2" X length of material (42" to 45")

These are the only measurements that you need and now you can follow along with the video.!


In the video I say to put both right sides of the fabric down, this is incorrect. the right sides should be facing each other together.  I am so sorry for any confusion and thank you Tammy for catching my error!


Tammie said...

I have fabric for two pillowcases that I haven't gotten around to sewing yet. I do have a question for you... In your video you mention that the cuff and patterned fabric should both be right sides down. Should that be right sides together?
You have inspired me to finish up my pillowcase project. Thanks for the video tutorial!

Cynthia said...

Yes you are correct, right sides together! Cindy

Cynthia said...

Thank you Tammie!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've sewn a number of these type of pillowcases but always did the first sewn length with my regular sewing machine, then serged the side and bottom to finish them. Now I know I can serge the whole project.

Also, your little tip of folding down the serged corner before serging that last length is so helpful. Thanks a bunch!

Cynthia said...

You are so welcome Helen, thank you for writing!! Cindy

Lynda said...

Great tutorial! I just got a serger and have been looking for easy things to make to get started. Thanks a bunch.

Ricki said...

Do you prewash your fabrics for this project?

Anonymous said...

I just got a serger for christmas and thought this,would be a great project to start with. Do you leave your blades down and cut off the edge when you serge the pillow case or put the blades up? Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

It is a cute idea, but the dinosaurs are going the wrong direction. Seems like one has to be careful about the way a print goes on the fabric, and a directional print would need to be orientated the other way.