Easy Toddler Pillowcase (14" x 20" pillow insert)
*Fabric of your choice (I bought 1 yard, but you could get away with 1/2 provided you'll be doing a cuff also)
*ribbon or extra fabric for embellishment
*coordinating fabric for the cuff
Seam allowances: 1/2" unless otherwise stated.
1. Prewash and iron the fabric. This will make it easier to work with.
2. Cut the fabric. This is ALWAYS my least favorite part...
- Case: 32" x 15-1/2" (you'll be folding this in half to cover the pillow)
- Cuff: (2) 15-1/2" x 7"
- embellishment: (2) 15-1/2" x 7" (I used 3/4" grosgrain ribbon)
4. Then, I folded in and ironed my 1/2" hem on the short side of the case fabric and pinned the cuff fabric right underneath it but only as far in as the 1/2" seam. Sew as close to the edge of the case fabric as you can get. Then, I sewed a second seam 1/4" away from that one.
- So you see, I have the case fabric on top (right side up) with the cuff fabric (also right side up) and basted ribbon underneath at the 1/2" seam line.
6. Now you can turn it right side out and press all your seams.
- It looks really nice when you fold the fabric in half instead of sewing those 3 sides.
8. You can use whatever color thread you like, but I chose a contrasting red color to bring in more of the color of the case fabric. Sew at 5/8" and then again at 7/8" for a nice look.
9. Press one more time, admire your work and you're done!
- The contrasting color thread on the black cuff looks really neat!
For now, we'll be building Cars-themed fluffy pillow forts and sleeping comfortably.