Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with only 3 Seams!

Today I'm showing you how to make the cutest pillowcases with only three seams! That's right three straight seams and you're done. This is perfect for a beginner sewer, but those who see the end result will think you're a pro. They are called rolled pillowcases. You'll see why in a minute.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams
I had to use up some of my flannel stash that I grabbed on Black Friday. So to go with my rice heat bags, I made each of my kids a matching pillowcase for Valentines Day. They are soft and perfect for winter. But you can make these with a cotton fabric as well.

Want to make your own Rolled Pillowcase?


You will need 3 pieces of fabric.
2"  X length of fabric
9"  X length of fabric
27" X length of fabric

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

When the fabric comes off the bolt it is folded. Leave it like this and cut your measurements off of it.
Then place your pieces on top of each other while the fabric is still folded. They will most likely not be exactly the same length. So trim off the selvage edge to make them all even.


Press your 2" piece in half lengthwise.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Lay down your 9" piece face up. On top of it place your 27" piece face up. Then place your 2" folded piece on top with the opening at the top. Make sure you're fabric is lined up straight.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Now roll up the 27" piece like shown above.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Now fold the bottom piece up over the top.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Make sure that all of your pieces are lined up. Pin in place and stitch along the top. This is your first seam.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Now turn your tube inside out...

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

and this is what it will look like.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams
Fold your pillowcase in half, with right sides together. Sew along the side and bottom of the pillowcase. These are your second and third seams. Turn it right side out and you're done!

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Here's another one I made.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

I also made another variation. It's just as easy. The only difference is you will start out with 4 pieces of fabric instead of three.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Main color:
27"  X length of fabric
2" X length of fabric

Coordinating color:
9" X length of fabric
3" X length of fabric


Press your 2" and 3" pieces in half lengthwise.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Lay down your 9" piece face up. On top of it place your 27" piece face up. Then place your 3" and then your 2" folded pieces on top with the openings at the top.  Continue with pillowcase as instructed above.

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Here's my son's. I was worried about the flower pattern, but I really like the two fabrics together. He assured me that it wasn't too girly. And in a house full of girls, he's probably just glad it wasn't pink:)

So there you have it. Now go and make yourself or your kids some cute new pillowcases.


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6 comments :

  1. Rachel,
    Thank you for this tutorial. I made some pillowcases last year but this is a much simpler way!!

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  2. Great job Rachel! Lovely fabrics! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
    Have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Very, very cute! I have had the instructions for making these for years but have just never done it. Now I feel inspired!

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  4. great tutorial! I love the little extra fabric rows!!! You've been featured today at the Create Link Inspire Weekend features over on Nap-Time Creations... {my blogs going through a few changes so ignore the dust ;o)} Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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  5. Great technique and tutorial! I'm totally inspired to make some custom pillow cases now. You've been featured on Gingerly Made today.

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