Flannel Pillowcase Tutorial
Using tube method and French seam
Finished Size: 20" x 31"
Once you make this pillowcase, you'll want to make more! A great gift for toddlers on up to adults.
This pillowcase uses 3 flannel prints: main, trim, and cuff. The pillowcase is finished with a French seam so all raw edges are encased and not exposed. (You can easily use cotton instead of flannel. My kids love their cozy flannel pillowcases!)
I used Riley Blake Scoot flannels
Main: 27” x fabric width
- Cuff: 11” x fabric width
- Trim: 3” x fabric width
Use ½ inch seams unless specified otherwise.
1. Fold the TRIM in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press.2. Layer the three pieces of fabric as follows:
- a) CUFF: right side up
- b) TRIM: right side out, both raw edges lined up with one of the raw edges of the CUFF
- c) MAIN: right side down, one raw edge lined up with the same edge as the CUFF and TRIM. Pin this raw edge, but don’t sew yet.
|Step 2a & 2b|
3. Slowly roll the bottom raw edge of the
MAIN fabric up until you can see
the CUFF fabric.
5. Carefully pull the
MAIN fabric out of the roll until all of the fabric
is right-side out. Press.
6. Fold fabric in half lengthwise. Trim along the selvage edge so the sides are straight. Trim the bottom if needed to make it straight.
7. French seam: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Sew along side and bottom using a ¼ inch seam.
You will be going through several layers of fabric, so be careful not to break your needle! :)
|First part of French seam|