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3 Step Fleece Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial

Make a pillowcase in 3 steps out of fleece. It’s the perfect project for someone new to sewing and the perfect beginning sewing project for kids!
Active Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • sewing machine
  • scissors or pinking shears
  • pins
  • measuring tape

Materials

  • 1 yard fleece fabric

Instructions

  • You will need a piece of fleece that is 40″ wide and 32″ tall. Cut it on the fold to save time on sewing and that makes your measurements 20×32 on the fold. (dimensions are for a standard pillowcase).
    fleece pillowcase dimensions
  • Open your fabric and fold up 3″ on the bottom side of your fleece for the hem. Pin and zigzag, keeping the pressure foot along the edge of the cut of fabric. Stitch bottom hem using a zig zag stitch.
    folding fleece pillowcase hem
  • Fold your fabric, right sides together, hem facing out. Stitch sides beginning at the bottom where the hem meets. Use a 3/8″ seam allowance. You should only have to sew the side and top since you cut your fabric on the fold.
    sewing fleece pillowcase
  • Trim seems if necessary. Turn right side out and your pillowcase is done! No ironing, double hems or notions of any kind!
    finished fleece pillowcase

Video

Notes

Here are a few quick cheats to use when you make a pillowcase that really helped me!
1: Cut one side on the fold. You don’t have to cut on the fold. You can sew that extra
2: Hem the pillowcase before sewing the side instead of doing it last. It’s just easier, but if you’d like a nice flush side seam you can hem it last (after sewing up the side).