Make Custom Pillowcases to Match Any ThemeUse this easy pillowcase pattern to make custom cases that coordinate with your quilts and other decor. Pillowcases make excellent gifts for kids, for use at home or during travel. Customize the case size if you like, making it large enough to use as a gift wrapping for a special quilt.
French seams are used to conceal raw edges along the side and bottom edges inside the pillowcase. The cuff is sewn using a different technique that serves the same, seam-hiding purpose.
The pillowcase has three parts: a body, an accent strip and a cuff. Choose a fabric for each, placing them side-by-side for a preview.
As-is, the pattern makes standard size pillowcases, but dimensions can be altered to suit your needs. For instance, my finished accent strip is narrow -- you might prefer a wider accent. Any panel can be lengthened or shortened.
Pillowcase MaterialsAll fabrics are cut across the fabric's crosswise grain -- from selvage to selvage. Use fabrics that are 42" - 44" wide; slight differences in width aren't a problem, because you'll trim everything to match later.
Pillowcase body: 28" long x full fabric width
Pillowcase cuff: 10" long x full fabric width
Pillowcase accent: 1-1/2" long x full fabric width