Fabric you need~
3/4 yard (27 inches) of the main fabric
1/4 yard (9 inches) of coordinating fabric for the cuff
2 inch strip of solid fabric for trim or 44 inch long crochet trim
Press your 2 inch strip (to make a 1 inch strip) and your 1/4 yard cuff strip in half with wrong sides together and right sides facing out.
Match up the raw edges.
See how it is a tube.
Sew a 1/4 inch seam.
Pull your main fabric out from the tube. Now you have your cuff, trim and main fabric sewn together! Its magic I tell ya! :)
Now trim off the uneven edges. I had it folded like a pillowcase with right sides together and then trimmed.
To sew the edges of the pillowcase together using a french seam fold your pillowcase in half the other way by placing wrong sides together (right sides facing up). Pin along the side with the raw edges and the bottom that has the raw edges.
Sew a 1/4 inch scant (a little smaller than a 1/4 inch) around the edge and bottom to enclose your pillowcase.
Turn the pillowcase so the right sides are together and wrong sides are facing out. Press.
Sew a 1/4 inch seam around the side and bottom. The french seam encloses the raw edges.
Yippee, we're all done!! Wasn't that easy peasy! :)
If you prefer to do a regular seam instead of a french seam, just sew a 1/4 inch seam and then I advise to do a zig zag stitch since pillowcases are washed often.
For extra sweetness you can add crochet trim. I just love this delicate touch!
Now have fun making lots and lots of them. :)
And for special occasions like going camping! :)
My sister in law, Katrina and I had fun making these cute boy ones last night for our camping trip we are having over labor day! Our boys were so excited to see that they get pillowcases too!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and enjoys the holiday week-end!