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Monday, 31 August 2015

Making a Continental Pillow Case

We have been hard at work making two quilted patchwork comforters with matching pillows for a set of twins. Today I will show you how to make a continental pillowcase add a bit of flair to the beds. I use a fabric that breaks the monotony of the pink, though still blending in. I will not quilt or patch this pillowcase not wanting to let the technique overwhelm the room. The design on the fabric is cute enough to stand on its own and I embrace this fact.

Measure the fabric to 78 cm in width. A continental pillowcase is 75 cm x 75 cm.

The length of the pillowcase must be doubled (2 x 75 cm) and another 20 cm added for the flap that folds back. It will also need extra length for broader seams (2 x 3 cm). Cut the length to 176 cm.

My overlocker is in need of repair and I will give the pillowcase rolled seams as a result. Feel free to use your overlocker here. You can also zigzag. Do this for both the long sides of the pillowcase.

The two short sides of the pillowcase each get 'n double hem of 1,5 cm.

Lay the seamed fabric on a table. Fold the bottom of the pillowcase back 75 cm, right sides facing. Pin it in place.

Turn the pillowcase over and fold the flap back and pin in place.

Sew the side seams closed and iron everything flat.

Turn the pillowcase right side out and pull it over a pillow.

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