Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Sew Cute Pillowcases" and Valentine Tree!

Here's the pillowcase I made this weekend!! Please excuse the corny Post Title :) I got a little carried away.
Here is what you will need to make 1 Standard Size pillowcase.
3/4 yard of Main Fabric
1/3 yard of Edge Fabric
1/8 yard of Accent Band Fabric
Cutting Instructions:
Cut the main fabric 41" wide and 26" long
Cut the edge fabric 9" x 41"
Cut the accent band 2" x 41"
Sewing Instructions:
1. Fold the accent band and the edge fabric in half lengthwise with the right side of the fabric facing out. Press the fold.

2. Place the accent band on top of the main fabric, raw edges together.Layer the edge fabric on top of the band and main fabric. (again, raw edges together) Pin the layers together.

3. Stitch the five layers of fabric together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance tp 1/4". Stict the seam a second time 1/8" away from the raw edge.
If you have a zig-zag stitch on your machine or access to a serger, you can stitch this seam allowance with a zig-zag or overcast stitch.

4. Fold the pillowcase in half with the wrong sides out. Pin together the sides and bottom of the pillowcase. Stitch the fabric together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Finish the seam as you did above.
5. Turn the pillowcase to the right side and press.
*The directions these came from are from 'Sewing Cards by Valori Wells Designs' "Pillowcases"*

The VALENTINE TREE is finished :) Thanks to Michael's, we have completed the topper (not so naked anymore) and thanks to Hobby Lobby(my new fav place), our tree has some cute ornaments :)
Have a great week everyone! If you have any questions about the pillowcases, just e-mail me!
*The giveaway I have coming up starts Thursday...so keep watching!*


  1. ha ha i thought the title was 'sew cute' (grins)

  2. Oh Oh!
    Hello there Southern Cinderella!
    I sooo want to learn to sew...after I learn to knit!
    Love the pillow cases...very YOU!
    Just got computer back last night!

  3. The pillowcase turned out so cute! I may just have to check out that pattern, after I graduate from sewing class. Love it!

  4. Love your pillowcases! I just might have to try it!

  5. hello! love your blog, what a cute title!
    adorable pillowcase, i've just started sewing a little. i've made a few little dresses for our baby girl.

  6. the pillow looks fabulous! good job dear! :)

  7. Cute cute cute!! You did a good job on it all..
    Excitement...a give-away!!! YAY!

  8. I am so impressed!! You did such a great job!

    You just discovered Hobby Lobby? I love that place! We got so many things for our wedding from there - it's a wonderland!

  9. swing by my blog...there is something for you!

  10. cuuuuute! love this!! I need to make a pillow like that!

  11. I love the pillow case! I miss the days when I had a sewing machine.

  12. Love the pillowcase and sweet valentine tree!!! I had a sewing party with myself this weekend and was going to blog title it something cheesy. Great minds think alike ;)