Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun Pillowcase

Have a PJ party with your little partner as they make their very own pillowcase. Sweet dreams will definitely follow! This easy project is a favorite for gift giving too! Learn how to make an easy Pillowcase with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Tutorial by Nancy Zieman.

You’ll find this easy sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun projects, in Nancy Zieman’s 72-page book, I Sew For Fun. Nancy shares her step-by-step directions for 20 super-easy sewing projects.

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Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial

Approximate Finished Size: 20″ x 30″

Makes one standard size pillowcase.

Note From Team NancyLet your little partner choose their favorite novelty fabric and two coordinates.

Supplies Needed

  • 3/4 yd. non-directional print Fabric A–main pillowcase fabric
  • 1/4 yd. Fabric B–border
  • 1/8 yd. Fabric C–trim
  • Coordinating all-purpose thread
Note From Team Nancy     Directions for a second option with directional fabric can be found on page 23 of  Nancy Zieman’s book, I Sew For Fun.

I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Tutorial

Instructions

Please read all instructions before beginning. Use the width of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowance.

 1. Press and cut the fabrics:

  • Cut Fabric A for the main pillowcase using one of the following options:

–Cut the non-directional print Fabric A into a 27″ x 41″ rectangle.

  •  Cut a 9″ crosswise strip from Fabric B for the border; set aside.
  • Cut a 2″ crosswise strip from Fabric C. Fold the 2″ strip of trim fabric in half, wrong sides together, aligning the lengthwise edges; press.

2. Assemble trim and border:

  • Pin trim to the right side of the 9″ x 41″ border, aligning cut edges of trim with one lengthwise edge of the border. Machine baste.
  • Fold border fabric in half, right sides together.
  • Stitch the short ends of the border fabric.
  • Press seam open.

 

  •  Fold wrong sides of border together, aligning the lengthwise edges. Press.

3. Stitch the pillowcase:

  • Fold the Fabric A rectangle in half, right sides together, aligning the 27″ edges.
  • Stitch the 20-1/2″ edge.


  • Wrap the corner by folding the seam toward the pillowcase along the stitching line and stitch the side seam.


Note From Team Nancy     This is a great spot to teach your little partner one of Nancy Zieman’s favorite techniques—the wrapped corner!

 

  • Turn pillowcase right side out.
  • Pin border fabric over the main pillowcase fabric meeting cut edges, right sides together.
  •  Stitch the layers together. Clean finish cut edges using either a zigzag stitch or overlock serger. Press seam toward main body of pillowcase.
  •  Optional: Topstitch trim along the border fabric edge, catching the seam allowance.

Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun Pillowcase

You’ll find this easy sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun projects, in Nancy Zieman’s 72-page book, I Sew For Fun. Nancy shares her step-by-step directions for 20 super-easy sewing projects.

Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

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The randomly selected winner of  NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging or Table Runner Pattern from Nancy Zieman Productions, from the June 29 blog post is Brenda Davis.

NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging and Table Runner Pattern by Nancy Zieman Productions

Her comment is: I love the wall hanging and the way it is quilted. Would love to win! Looks like that would be a simple way to quilt when you are just getting started. I am on the look out for a simple way so I don’t have to pay somebody to quilt for me.

 

Happy Sewing!

Team Nancy Zieman

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