Homemade Pillowcase Pattern

Homemade Pillowcase Pattern

Materials Needed

  • 2 yards of fabric (cotton recommended)
  • Matching ‍thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Iron


  1. Start by washing and ironing your fabric to ‍remove any ‍wrinkles.
  2. Lay the fabric flat on your working surface.
  3. Cut the fabric into a rectangle measuring 44 inches by 36 inches. Alternatively, you can customize the dimensions based on the size of ⁤your pillow.
  4. Fold the fabric ‌in half‍ lengthwise, right sides together, and pin the long edges together.
  5. Using a sewing/” title=”Stitching⁤ Stories: ⁤A Beginner's​ Guide to Sewing”>sewing ⁤machine, sew a ⁤straight stitch along the pinned edge, leaving a ½ inch seam⁢ allowance.
  6. Next, fold ​the open (unsewn) ​edges of the fabric over⁣ about ½ inch, press them with an⁣ iron, and fold them again another ½ inch to create a neat hem. Pin in place.
  7. Sew⁢ a straight stitch along the folded hem, ⁣about ¼ inch⁢ from the folded edge.
  8. Turn the pillowcase right side out and⁤ press it ​with an iron to give it a polished look.
  9. Your homemade ⁢pillowcase is now ready for use!


  • Choose a fabric pattern that complements your bedding or​ adds a pop‍ of ⁢color to your room.
  • If you prefer a snugger fit, you can⁢ decrease the dimensions ⁤of the fabric accordingly.
  • Experiment ⁤with different decorative stitches or trims to ‍personalize​ your⁤ pillowcase.
  • Consider pre-washing your fabric to avoid any shrinking after sewing.

5 thoughts on “Homemade Pillowcase Pattern

  1. This looks like it would be a fun project to try out!

    Ginger Vickery: Great pattern, definitely trying this!

    What a great way to add a personalized touch to any bedroom! Making your own pillowcase is a fun way to customize your space and get creative.

  2. This is such a great DIY project! I love how this pattern is so simple and easy to follow.

  3. I love the idea of creating your own pillowcase. It would be a wonderfully unique addition to the bedroom, and this looks like a great pattern to follow!

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