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I love free patterns!  Here is a pillowcase pattern that I use all the time.  The finished pillowcase doesn’t have any raw edges so it looks professionally done.  Check out the pattern below and get making some easy gifts for yourself and your friends!

This is a pillowcase I made using the pattern just last week.  After the little guy’s diaper leaked a bit on this one, I decided I better have a back-up.

Handmade Pillowcase Pattern

Use 42-44” wide fabric.  Use a ¼ inch seam unless otherwise noted.

2/3 yard fabric for base of pillowcase

2 ½ inches for accent strip

1/3 yard fabric for header of pillowcase

  1. With right sides together, place accent strip on header fabric, sewing down the long edge.  Side edges may not match—that’s ok!
  2. With right sides together, sew base fabric to accent strip along the long edge.
  3. With the right side facing up, roll up the base fabric and then match the raw edge or your header material with the seam that you made when you sewed your base fabric and accent strip together.  Pin in place.  This will form a tube with your base fabric lying inside.  Sew ¼ inch seam along the edge you pinned.
  4. Pull the base fabric out of the header.
  5. Fold the pillowcase in half with WRONG sides together.  Trim side edges even.  Sew across down the side and across the bottom using a scant ¼ inch seam.  Turn wrong side out and press.  With right sides together, sew a 3/8 inch seam making sure to cover the raw edges of the previous seam.  Turn right side out, and press seams.  Enjoy!