Pillow case tutorial
Updated: Jan 10
This is a sturdy, simple to construct pillow case . It is lined and has an envelope overlaying closure on the back. No zippers, buttons or tick tacks are necessary to close it.
Materials - 1 front piece 2 back overlaying pieces, 2 lining pieces matching the sizes of the back pieces and 1 lining piece the size of the front piece.
The front piece of the pillow case can be a solid piece of fabric or can be made using one of the art quilt techniques.
2 Back pieces for overlapping. The 2 pieces should overlap each other by at least 10 cm which will ensure that the back pieces lay flat against each other when the pillow form is inside the cover.
Line the 2 back pieces with a solid piece of fabric of the same size.
Lay the lining piece face down on top of the right side of the outside back piece
Stitch on the top then fold the lining piece over to the back and iron
Do the same for the shorter back piece, Both back pieces with a lining piece attached only on the top.
Lay the front pillow piece on the table facing up and then lay the 2 back pieces face down on top of it.
Lay a third lining piece the size of the pillow front on top of all the layers
Stitch all around through all the layers leaving a window of 10 cm width at the center bottom.
Turn the pillow case inside out via this window and top stitch all around.
For strength and decorative purposes you can stitch a 2.5 cm deep seam all around the edge of the pillow case.