How to sew a pillowcase Making your own pillowcase is so easy with this simple tutorial. By Aurelie Bryce 2014-07-16 12:33:22 How to make your own pillowcase Slideshow View Slideshow How to make your own pillowcase Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries DIY pillowcase dress for DIY wet bag for your damp DIY hair scrunchie Your DIY pillowcase Inspired by ConKerr Cancer’s great program to provide a bright, cheerful pillowcase for children facing life-threatening illness or injury in hospitals across North America, these pillowcases are so easy to make and finish with clean French seams, you’ll find yourself whipping up a stack for your own home!To find out more about how you can help contribute to this great cause and bring a touch of home to a hospitalized child, visit www.conkerrcancer.org. Fridays Off Fabric Shop offers precut pillowcase kits – as well as the fabrics used in this project – visit www.fridaysoff.ca to buy one and get started. Fridays Off Fabric Shop is a drop off location for pillowcases and sends all received pillowcases to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, ON. You will need: * Makes 2 coordinating standard pillowcases- 1 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics- 2 strips of trim fabric measuring 1.5 inches X width of fabric- Pins, scissors, iron, coordinating thread. * Pre-wash your fabrics in unscented detergent with no dryer sheets.* Begin and end each seam with a few reverse stitches to reinforce seams. Step 1 Cut each yard of main fabric into 2 pieces: ¾ yard (pillowcase body)+ ¼ yard (band). Leave the selvedge on. Step 2 Fold trim fabric in half lengthwise and iron into one long strip. Step 3 Layer your fabrics with long edges aligned as follows and pin: band fabric right side up, body fabric right side up and trim. Step 4 Sew along long edge with a ¼ inch seam. Step 5 Unfold band fabric and iron raw edges of sewn seam upwards. You’ll notice that the band fabric is facing right side down. Step 6 Fold the raw edge of the band fabric down by ¼ inch and press. Step 7 Fold band in half and pin onto trim covering your initial seam. Press the top crease (you may even want to put a few extra pins here) so your band will not shift while you sew. Step 8 Topstitch close to the edge of the pinned fold. Press. Step 9 Fold your pillowcase in half with right sides facing out and pin. Step 10 Sew along the outer and bottom edges using the selvedge lines as your guide and/or a ¼ inch seam allowance. Clip the corners and trim the seams of excess fabric. Turn the pillowcase inside out, push out the corners and press Step 11 Sew around the outer and bottom edges again using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Your first seam should be encased within the second seam allowing for no visible raw edges. Your finished pillowcase! If donating your pillowcases to the ConKerr Cancer program, please wash, press fold and package each in a Ziploc bag and send your finished pillowcases to:Alanna Banks c/o Fridays Off Fabric Shop54 Northcote Avenue Toronto, ON M6J 3K3 *This sewing tutorial was made possible using the Brother NX2000 Laura Ashley sewing & quilting machine.Learn how to make an adorable pillowcase dress for girls.