Why on earth would you make a pillowcase you're probably saying? There are trillions to be had in the stores already made. Welllll, on a recent trip to the fabric store with my daughter she spied some fabric that made her heart stop. It's the same fabric that is used for girl's hoodies and the store we buy her clothes from calls it Minky Dimples. Suddenly, I was committed to making a pillowcase.
1. Measure your pillow width and length. I cut my fabric the exact length of the pillow. Cut 2 pieces exactly the same size.
I know this looks like a square but that's just my awesome photography skills making that happen.
2. I used a contrasting fabric for the band to coordinate with the headboard I made for her earlier this year. Cut one long length for back and front and add 1/2" seam allowance on both raw edges. Cut a 6" width, fold in half and iron in place.
4. If you want to add ribbon, do it now before all the sides get stitched. Just lay the ribbon on the right side of the pillow and sew.
5. Using your 1/2" seam allowance place right sides of fabric together and stitch all the sides closed (except the one side that the pillow goes in:) And that is how you make a pillowcase my friends.