1-yardfabric for pillowcase body – note: this is assuming that the pattern runs parallel to the selvage. If your pattern runs perpendicular to the selvage you’ll need 1 ¼ yards. (for example, my Santa’s are running sideways across the pillow vs. standing straight up and down)
½yardfabric for pillowcase band
1 ½yards1″ wide ribbon for trim
Pillowcase Pattern Cutting Instructions
1 Piece 11″ x 40″ for the pillowcase band
1 Piece 28″ x 40″ for the pillowcase
Ribbon 40″ long
Begin by folding the 11″ wide pillowcase band in half lengthwise. Press. Pin the 40″ side to the right side of the 40″ side of the pillowcase.
Finish this seam. I like to use a serger. If you don't have a serger just use a wide zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.
Press the seam to one side. Using the seam tape, iron the ribbon onto the pillowcase centered over the seam between the pillowcase and the band.
Topstitch Stitch ribbon very close to the edge to secure.
Fold the pillowcase in half and serge the bottom and sides.