A satin pillowcase

PillowcaseHello!

I have another how-to for you today.

Remember when I shared some tips for curly hair some days ago? One of them was to use a satin pillowcase. I know a lot of us sew because it is our creative outlet. But if you ask me I also to try and save some coin without having to sacrifice style. The same goes for my home too. We all know how expensive can be to dress up your home in a stylish way.

So if buying a satin pillowcase in out of the question, why not sew one? For anyone wandering it cost me half the original cost to sew them instead of buying them. It was 6 Euros for the set without the cost of the tread. Pretty good price IMHO.

This is the perfect first sewing project. If you have never sewed anything before, this project is for you. Also, if you want to re-decorate your bedroom on a budget I highly suggest you change your pillowcases and add some fun through pillows on too. In case you want to make the through pillows yourself here is a tutorial for you.

Let’s get started!

You will need

  • 110cm (43”) fabric of choice 150cm (60”) wide
  • Matching thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Instructions

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Cut your fabric in half lengthwise. You will then have two 55cm long and 150cm wide fabric strips.

Using a measuring tape fold over ½ “  twice the narrow end of the fabric and press with a hot iron using a pressing cloth. Stitch lengthwise using a straight stitch.

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Then fold the fabric as shown in the photo below.

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Pin in place. Since satin tends to slip like a fish in the sea use as many pins as you like. There is no such thing as too many pins!

Now using your serger or your sewing machine stitch along the sides. If you are sewing with a sewing machine I can’t stress enough the importance of zig-zaging the ends. It will prevent your fabric from fraying so much that the seams fall open.

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Turn it inside out give it a press and voila…

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Ready!

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