Video 14: Pillowcases

by Aimee

A fun and easy way to make pillowcases for everyone on your holiday gift list. This tubing technique will hide all those seams.Fabric requirements: 1/4 yd for Sleeve, 3/4 yd for body and 1/8 yd for accent piece.

When the kids were little we gave presents in pillowcases, I figured I spent the same amount of money on gift bags, tissue and string and it all got thrown away. A pillowcase they kept and used over and over again.

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Suryaprabhaeaswar October 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I am confused asto what length and breadth i should take for a pillowcase 75cm by 47 cm? I

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3479449844 November 20, 2012 at 2:51 am

may i please know what type of sewing machine are you using this is vital information for my art-word .. i would appreciate it if you would tell me please….

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overallquilter November 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

Hi! I used a Pfaff Tiptronic 2020.

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Connie Furmanek December 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Another great video. Only thing that was irritating was that Aimee kept calling the project a quilt instead of a pillowcase!

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Melissa D December 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Would you happen to know the size to make a King Size pillow case with this technique? thanks sew much :)

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overallquilter December 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

Yes, I caught that once the video was all set, may have to retake as it drives me crazy too!

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overallquilter December 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Hi Melissa,

I don’t have king size pillows, but if you send me the size of them I can figure it out for you.

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Visi H. December 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

very nice and well explained. Thanks so much for sharing

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sanbar50 January 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Great way to add a pillow case with the quilt I am going to send out. nice job !

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Joni Sorsen February 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

too bad she kept saying quilt instead of pillowcase.

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overallquilter February 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Thanks for your comment, hope it didn’t drive you too crazy listening to me say quilt, guess I had quilt in my head instead of pillowcase!

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Visi H. February 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

great one, I look at it for the third time, as a reminder. ( I am a beginner) very well explained. Thanks again

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Visi H. February 18, 2013 at 11:34 am

to bad you could not keep your thoughts for yourself and enjoy the work she did for us. And most of all Appreciate it.

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Trish Chaney February 22, 2013 at 5:44 pm

thank you ~ great video and if I could make a beautiful quilt like you did~I would have it on my mind too~! Keep up the good work and ignore the negative comments~I love my new case~thanks to you~!

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overallquilter February 26, 2013 at 2:14 am

Thanks Trish, I love quilting, guess it is always on my mind.

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serafina0214 February 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Thank you for this Video, LOVED it all but the Quilt on the wall is beautiful what is it? what is the name of the pattern? info on it?
Barbara from Kissimmee, Fl.

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Linda Conner March 1, 2013 at 12:19 am

Really cool! Thanks for the video. I love making pillowcases and will try your method.

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jaiden123ish March 1, 2013 at 1:31 am

Very nice!

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overallquilter March 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Thanks Barbara! The quilt is called Windows on Point and you can find it in our online shop under patterns.

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Janetta G March 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

so everthing is face up?

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overallquilter March 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Yes Janetta, everything does face up.

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Joy March 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Thank you SO MUCH for this very well explained and easy to follow tutorial. It’s one of the very best I’ve watched. If I were you I wouldn’t pay any attention to the comments about how you said “quilt” instead of “pillowcase.” We know it’s a pillowcase and just a slip of the tongue, good grief. It didn’t bother me at all! I greatly appreciate you taking time to teach this technqiue. Since watching it I have made lovely pillowcases and fallen in love with sewing.

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Aimee March 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thanks Joy,
those comments don’t bother me, I’ll just keep making videos,
Thanks for watching,
Aimee

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Brenda Berry March 28, 2013 at 12:20 am

I really like this pillow case tutorial! I plan to use it very soon!

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GS test March 31, 2013 at 11:28 am

Video 14: Pillowcases

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skipskip2000 April 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

I am new to sewing and this looks like a great, easy project to try. I was wondering if there was a way to add a pocket/envelope/flap at the open end so that the pillow doesn’t slip out while sleeping? Awesome tutorial!

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Tammie Renz April 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I will be making 2 different patterns of pillowcases to take to my two granddaughters in KS (I live in GA), when they’re baby sister is born late May, 2013). I’m planning on making as many as I can for the Million Pillowcase Challenge. IF my local Hancock’s or Joan’s doesn’t participate in this challenge, do you now where I can mail them to? GREAT tutorial. BTW, I use the folded method instead of the fan – I find it easier for me to keep things tidy. I didn’t even notice you kept saying quilt.

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Luzette April 13, 2013 at 4:28 am

I am interested in the measurements for a king size pillow case. Your tutorial was so good and the person doing the filming was awesome. Can’t wait to begin making these pillow cases. Awesome job!!! Thanks

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gina monte April 14, 2013 at 1:18 am

Great tutorial & very detailed! I didn’t know so many there were so many steps into making a pillow case.

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Barbara OConnor April 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Your gentle way of explaining things is a pleasure. I’ve made the pillowcases as you have shown, both with the trim and without and they came out great. Thank you so much Aimee for your tutorials!!

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MrsGranpaws May 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

You would need to make the top – pink – piece much longer. The length of the inside fold that is normally found on pillows. An extra 6 – 8″. You will then have this pocket on both the top and bottom of the pillow – makes for even wear of the sides in the long run.

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Sonia DiazFeliz May 15, 2013 at 3:26 am

Very well explained! Your final product is Perfect! I can’t wait to begin making pillowcases for gifts. Thank you for teaching us something wonderful.

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Barbara Nilles May 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I have a question. I want to add words to the top flap of the pillowcase and applique them on before I make the pillowcase. On that pink fabric what ends up to be the outside so that I will put the words on the right side? I hope this makes sense! Barb

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overallquilter May 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

Hi Barbara! The sleeve sits right side up, and lettering right side up as well. That should make the sleeve right once you sew it all together. Take a picture and send to us when you are finished. I’d love to see it!

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Pat O'Brien January 8, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Thank you Aimee for a wonderful, easy to understand tutorial. You & your husband make a good team.

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Linda Parker January 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Love this pillow slip. So easy. Made 3 of them for my king size bed. Played it over and over to make sure not to make mistake.Thanks.Better then trying to use pattern.

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Annette H. Stewart January 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

N need atutorial on the pillowcase

Thanks

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