DIY Flannelette Pillowcase

Here is the first of a few easy do it yourself Christmas gifts I have been making for family and friends. I bought a couple of adorable flannelette prints on Black Friday at Joann’s fabric for a fantastic price to make into winter pillowcases. I loved this warm flannelette pillowcase with penguins so much I made an extra one for myself!

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Be sure to pre-wash all of your fabrics before sewing. Otherwise you run the risk of the finished product shrinking in the wash later on.

img_0575Instructions:

  1. I measured a standard size case first which was 19.5 inches wide by 27 inches long.
  2. Fold your fabric in half and mark the width and length. I added on 2 inches for extra seam allowance for the width (21.5 inches) and five inches extra for the length (32 inches) in order to be able to create the extra reinforced edge.
  3. With flannelette folded in half, cut your fabric, 21.55 inches wide x 32 inches long.img_0576
  4. Now prepare to sew the wide edges. You’ll pin and hem back twice in order to create that wide reinforced edge. First pin back 1 inch on each wide end.
  5. Sew the edges. I used a zig-zag stitch on my machine to further prevent fraying. The zig-zag will not be visible later.
  6. Next pin back each wide edge you just sewed again by 4 inches.
  7. Sew the edges down with a straight stitch.img_0578
  8. With right sides together, stitch the long edges together 1 inch deep. I stitched the edges down a second time with a zig-zag stitch to add extra reinforcement from fraying.
  9. Finished edges should look like this. Turn right side out and you’re done!

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I think I want to make an entire sheet set out of flannelette sometime. The pillowcases were simple and turned out amazing!

 

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