How to Make a Pillowcase in 3 Steps Out of Fleece
If you’re new to sewing or want to try your hand at some simple DIY projects, here are 30 more fleece projects to try.
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Make one, two, or six of these to have on hand for birthday gifts; I made a bunch this year to send to nieces and nephews for Christmas, and there will be enough left over to make a fleece scarf or 5-minute hand warmers.
Here are a few quick cheats to use when you make a pillowcase that really helped me!
You don’t have to cut on the fold; you can sew that extra side. I hemmed the pillowcase before sewing the side because it’s easier, but you can hem it last (after sewing up the side) if you want a nice flush side seam.
How To Make a Fleece Pillowcase
Cut a piece of fleece 40u2033 wide by 32u2033 tall on the fold to save time sewing, making your measurements 20 x 32. For any double hems or notions, use a 3/8u2033 seam allowance.
How many yards of fabric do I need to make a pillow case?
A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming, and a 4-inch hem. If the fabric is preshrunk, one yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case.
How much fleece do you need for a tie pillow?
You’ll need about 1 yard (0.92 meters) of each type of fleece, depending on the size of your pillow. Stack the two pieces of fleece with the right sides facing out and the wrong sides facing in, because you won’t be turning the pillow inside-out at the end.
How do you make a standard size pillowcase?
Cutting your fabric. Begin by cutting two identical size pieces of fabric, each 29.5 inches long and 21 inches wide, to make a 2026 inch pillowcase. *If you wanted a Queen size pillowcase, cut two pieces of fabric that are 33.5 inches long and 21 inches wide instead.
What are the measurements for a standard pillowcase?
With a better pillow, you can say goodnight to neck pain.
|Pillow Size||Measurements ( Inches )||Measurements (CM)|
|Standard||20 inches by 26 inches||51 CM by 56 CM|
|Queen||20 inches by 30 inches||51 CM by 76 CM|
|King||20 inches by 36 inches||51 CM by 92 CM|
|Body||20 inches by 54 inches||51 CM by 137 CM|
How much fabric do I need for an 18 inch pillow?
No-sew pillows require more fabric: a 36-inch square (1 yard) is required for a 12- to 14-inch pillow, while an 18- to 20-inch pillow requires 1 1/4 yards of 54-inch fabric.
How much bigger should a pillowcase be than the pillow?
If you’re buying a ready-made pillowcase, choose one that’s 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the pillow length and 2 1/2 to 4 inches wider than the pillow width.
What is the first step to do before sewing a pillowcase?
In just 7 simple steps, you can sew a pillowcase.
- What you’ll need:
- Wash, dry, and iron your fabric before measuring and cutting it.
- Fold the fabrics in half to make cutting the rectangles easier.
- Fold the cuff in half, lengthwise, and iron down the fold.
- Match the raw edges of the cuff with the right side of the pillowcase body, pin, and sew with a 1/2u2032u2032 allowance.
Are standard and queen pillowcases the same size?
Queen pillows are only 4 inches longer than standard pillows, which measure 20 by 26 inches; however, you won’t need to buy larger pillowcases because standard and queen pillows fit into the same – size cases.
What is the coolest fabric for pillow cases?
The Top 5 Fabrics for Cooling Pillowcases
- SHEEX Breezy Cooling Pillowcases. OVERVIEW.
- Snuggle-Pedic Zipper Bamboo Pillow Cover. OVERVIEW.
- WonderHome Cooling Tencel Bamboo Rayon, Silky -Soft Satin Pillowcase. OVERVIEW.
- Great Bay Home Extra Soft Heather Jersey Knit (T-Shirt) Pillowcases. OVERVIEW.
- WonderHome Cooling Tencel Bamboo Rayon, Silky
What size is a housewife pillowcase?
The Oxford and the Housewife are two types of pillowcases. The Oxford has a fabric border around the edge, usually ranging from 5cm to 10cm, while the Housewife has no border and a plain sewn edge.
|Standard||50 x 75cm|
|King||50 x 90cm|
How much fabric do I need to make 2 pillowcases?
To make two pillowcases, you’ll need: 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for standard pillowcases; 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for king pillowcases; 2 yards (1.9 meters)