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A pillowcase for my Valentine

IMG_4487Here’s the perfect Valentine gift. ¬†Terri LaRue and I worked up this pattern YEARS ago ūüôā ¬†I used The Makers Fabric Collection from Cori Dantini for the body. ¬† (Gina has it at The Little General.) ¬†So sweet! ¬†Enjoy!

IMG_4441Cut three pieces of fabric. ¬†The big body of the pillowcase is 27″ long. ¬†The pink trim is 2″ and the cuff is 9.”

IMG_4442Press the pink trim in half, wrong sides together.  Do the same to the green cuff.

IMG_4440Place the body, WRONG SIDE UP, on your work surface.  Line up the raw edge of the body with the raw edge of the cuff and then the trim.

IMG_4443Pin along the edge and then stitch a 1/4″ seam.

IMG_4447IMG_4450Press the pink trim and the green cuff up to the right side of the fabric.

IMG_4451Pin the pink trim to the body of the pillowcase.  A little spray starch helps keep everything nice and flat.

IMG_4452Top stitch along the edge.

IMG_4453It should look like this.

IMG_4454Trim off the selvedge along both edges.


To make a nice finished “French seam,” fold the pillow case WRONG sides together. ¬†My friend Debbie is responsible for showing me this technique! ¬†Thanks Deb!


Stitch a 1/8″ seam along the edge.

IMG_4460Turn the pillow case inside out and then take a 1/4″ seam along the edge and the top.

IMG_4461Give it a good press and you are finished! ¬†Happy Valentine’s Day!