Guidelines

How much fabric do I need for a French pillowcase?

How much fabric do I need for a French pillowcase?

2.5″ x 42/44″ piece of fabric for the for the band of the pillowcase The first thing you want to do is fold the band fabric in half lengthwise (the 42 or 44″ side) with wrong sides together and press with an iron, then set aside.

What seam is used in sewing the sides of a pillowcase?

While you’re here, sew a zig-zag seam along the raw edges of your pillowcase to eliminate fraying. You could use a serger, if you have that option.

What will you do first in sewing the envelope pillow case using French seam?

A French seam is different because it encloses the raw edges and creates a ravel-proof seam. This is done by stitching the seam twice. Begin by pinning your fabrics Wrong Sides together. Stitch together using a 1/4” seam allowance.

What is a French seam pillowcase?

We’re going to show you how to make a French seam, which is a double seam that encloses the raw edges inside of itself so there’s no raw edges left. This is the seam that you’re going to make on the side and bottom of your pillowcase once you’ve got that band on.

What is a French seam finish?

A French seam encloses the seam allowance on the inside of a sewn item, so no raw edge is visible. This eliminates the need for another form of seam finish. It’s used most commonly on sheer fabric, so the seam blends with the fabric. Once you understand the steps, a French seam is fairly quick and easy to sew.

How much material do I need to make a standard pillowcase?

A finished standard pillowcase should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming and an approximate 4-inch hem. One yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case, if the material is preshrunk.

What stitch should I use for a pillowcase?

zig-zag stitch
If you are using a sewing machine instead of a Serger, use a zig-zag stitch along that same stitching, inside the seam allowance, to give a finished edge. The helps keep the fraying of the fabric to a minimum during washing.

How do you make a double piped French seam?

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Cut strips of material. You’ll need two strips of material to make your double piping.
  2. Stitch the material together.
  3. Fold the material over.
  4. Insert welt piping.
  5. Attach the double piping to your panel.
  6. Don’t forget your top stitch.

How do you make a French seam pillowcase?

1.Place the fabrics one on top of the other in this order with the right sides up: Bottom Cuff on the bottom, the Body fabric in the middle, and the Band fabric on the top all with their long (42/44″ inch side) raw edges together. 2. Next, roll of the Body fabric until it is about an inch from the folded edge of the Band fabric.

How long does it take to make a pillowcase?

No joke, these pillowcases will not take you more than 15-minutes and they will be gorgeous!   I have seen a lot of pillowcase tutorials, but when my mom told me about this unique technique that she learned from her quilting group, I knew I had to share.

What kind of fabric do you use for a pillowcase?

Cottage Mama’s Note:   Fabrics seen here are as follows ~ Fabric 1 (Light Blue Main): Art Gallery Fabric – Alhambra II – Moorish Blooms Aqua Fabric 2 (Yellow Thin Band): Timeless Treasures – Sweet on NYC – Pixie Yellow

When do you use French seams on fabric?

  However, sometimes lining projects is not necessary or practical and that’s where french seams come in.   A french seam encases the raw edge of the fabric so you have a beautiful, neat and tidy, finished look.