Friday, 15 February 2013

Little Boy Bedroom Part 4 - Pillowcase

Hello again!

So...we have the wall canvases...the lampshade...the roman blind...now we move on to the bedding.  The pillowcase to be exact!



UPDATE:  This tutorial has been very, very popular, and after numerous requests for me to make this a PDF downloadable pattern - I finally have.  I've included cutting dimensions to give a little more ease on a standard size pillow, and full step by step instructions with photos.  If you would like a copy of the revised tutorial, - you can find it in my Craftsy store right now by clicking on the image here:

 

The kind of pillowcases we use here have a flap on the inside to keep your pillow from falling out.  I have recently found out that these are called "Housewife Pillowcases".  As opposed to the ones with no flap, which I believe are called "Bag Pillowcases".  I much, much prefer them with a flap.

I made my pillowcases out of a yard (36" by 42") of fabric.  It might take a little more or less depending on how many different fabrics you want to use, and if they have a "direction".  This example has just one fabric throughout...











This one has a different trim only...

 
 
And these ones have different contrast piece and trim piece...
 
 

 
 
The room is nearly done!  Just the quilt and wall decals to go!
 


FYI - the fabrics I used in this post are my own designs (click on the image for the full repeat):




Go and have fun making your pillowcases!

22 comments:

  1. I like the addition of the trim.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very clear tutorial. Thank you :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great tutorial, it was so easy to understand!! I love the idea of having the pillow enclosed. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  4. great idea, thank you

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a great idea! It will help keep pillows inside the cases. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is one of the most complete tutorials I think I have seen in a while...Thank you sooo much for sharing!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good tutorial and precious fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You are all very welcome! Thanks for dropping by! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very cool, will need to make some custom pillowcases for my kiddies. they will just think that is the bees knees.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have one of these made by a manufacturer and love it. I wondered how to do it and now I know!!! Thanks for this great tutorial!
    Cindy in MN

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've looked for a tutorial on this type of pillowcase for a very long time. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very nice. I like the idea of having a way to completely enclose the pillow. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is the cutest pillowcase. I just made one for my son & I love it! I will be making more of these. Thank you for sharing with us, it was very easy to follow.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is really cute, how do I copy for my files, won't let me copy, cut, paste.

    ReplyDelete
  15. excellent! thanks for sharing the tutorial! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you for the tutorial and I will make some for my grandchildren soon!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #25 :)
    Have a great week!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. tq...TQ....I've looked for this kind of tutorial for a very long time!

    ReplyDelete
  19. this is great, thank you so much!! :) lisa

    ReplyDelete
  20. Nice Information! I personally really appreciate your article. This is a great website. I will make sure that I stop back again!.

    ReplyDelete