How to make flannel pillowcases as fast as you can. (My motto for crafts is that it has to take a short amount of time to do, be easy, but also look like you took hours working on it).
I've made pillowcases that have 3 different fabrics involved. One for the main part of the pillowcase, one for the fold of the pillowcase and one small strip of fabric for in between the two.
That's not going to happen with these pillowcases because it would take way too long to figure all that out with the measurements, etc.
There are lots of tutorials on the blogs on how to make these if you want to make one. This blog is all about the quick way to do things so that people who are short on time can also make handmade, beautiful things.
That being said, there will only be ONE fabric that will make up the pillowcase so it has to be an interesting fabric. No solid colors will do. Bright, interesting fabrics are, well... interesting.
Directions for Easy to Make Pillowcases
I bought 1 yard of flannel fabric for each pillowcase I made. The fabric is 44-45 inches wide so I trimmed off the selvage from the sides making the fabric about 43 inches wide, something like that. Don't get too nervous about the size. It's immaterial really if it's 43" or 42".
Turn the fabric to right sides together. There will be a fold on one side, that's fine. Sew along the bottom and up the other side of the pillowcase. Now you have a tube.
Fold the end over - I folded over about 5 inches to make a nice wide hem. Then I turned under the raw edge and made a stitch. That's it. The whole process takes about 15 minutes or less. The fabric is already the right size. All you do is trim the selvage and then stitch it up. I made 3 pillowcases in less than an hour.
I love the way they came out. Admittedly, the fabric is a big part of the fun.
I think these are just as pretty without a different border on the end. Do you?
Thanks for viewing.
If you'd like to add lace to these pillowcases you can look at At Home on the Bay - her pillowcases are also all one color but she adds a lace trim on the end. I like that, too, but for the kid's flannel pillowcases, I don't think it's necessary and if it's not necessary and not going to make an appreciable difference, it's not going to happen. Quick, easy, homemade (or semi-homemade) things ..in a jiffy.
I also made a pocket pillow book tote for my granddaughter.
Best wishes, all,
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