I looked everywhere to find something similar – Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Pottery Barn, Target, etc. No luck – none to be found. So after weeks of searching, I decided to make them myself. I am not sure why I didn’t think of this originally as making pillow cases is truly one of the simplest sewing projects I have ever completed.
Makes two standard size pillow cases
Fabric – 2 yards of 44” wide
Yardstick or ruler
Making the Pillow Cases:
Wash and dry your fabric – an important step not to be skipped!
Cut fabric into two approximately 1 yard x 44” wide pieces. Your fabric may be slightly smaller due to shrinking during the washing and drying process.
Fold fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together making a 36” x 22” rectangle.
Pin and sew along two edges using ½” seam allowance. Since I do not have a serger, I also sewed around a second time about ¼” from the edge to reinforce the seams.
Finish remaining raw edge (pillow case opening) by turning under ½” and sewing. Turn pillow case right side out.
To create a cuffed edge, fold the finished edge of the pillow case back approximately 6” and then fold the cuff back on itself making a 3” cuff.
Pin in place and sew ¼” from the opening edge of the pillow case and ¼” from the folded edge.
Place over pillow and enjoy!