My lovely and adventurous niece is leaving home for the first time for a 10 month long discipleship program in Ontario, Canada. Being from the Pacific Northwest we are used to chilly weather but this girl needs a pile of blankets and fuzzy slippers even in a heat wave. So, as the ever protective Auntie, I decided she not only needed something to keep her warm at night in Ontario’s sub zero winters but a little piece of home to make her heart feel warm. So I enlisted the help of a snazzy little tutorial known as the Magic Pillowcase. Magic, you say? Bah! But just wait till you try it, it really is a magical process.
For one pillow case you will need
3/4 yard Main fabric
1/4 yard coordinating fabric for the cuff
2 inch strip of ribbon/solid fabric/trim for the accent
Cut all of your fabrics then trim off any selvage or rough edges all three pieces are of equal size. I stacked mine on top of eachother and simply cut off the excess.
Next take your cuff piece and accent piece. Fold them in half wrong sides together and press. You will end up with a 1 inch strip of accent fabric and a 4.5 inch strip of cuff fabric.
I used a french seam to make the seams a little stronger for frequent washing (at least I hope my niece will wash it frequently!) To do this turn your case right side out and pin along the open side and bottom. Sew a scant 1/4 seam around the two raw edges. Turn inside out and press. Then sew a 1/4 seam around the side and bottom to enclose the raw edges and finish the pillowcase.Turn it again right sides out.