Pretty Posies Pillowcase

Pretty Posies Pillowcase

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information

  • Keepsake Calico cotton quilting fabric:
    1 yd flowered
    1/8 yd green leaf
    1/8 yd striped
    3/8 yd red dot
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron, pressing surface

CUTTING: WOF = Width of Fabric. RS = Right side(s). WS = Wrong side(s).
Flowered: 43"x28"
Green leaf: 2 1/2" x WOF
Striped: 2 1/2" x WOF
Red dot: Three 1 1/2" x WOF
One 6 1/2" x 43" for facing

1. Use 1/4" seam allowance; sew first thin red dot strip to green leaf strip. Sew second thin red dot strip to striped strip. Sew the strips together in this order: red dot/striped/red dot/green leaf. Press all seams in one direction.

2. Cut the sewn strip into seven 5" pieces. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew pieces together end to end. Press. Trim to 43"x5".

3. Sew the 6 1/2" x 43" red dot facing to the top of the 43"x5" strip, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Press seam toward facing, then press facing to back 1/2" over the front edge.

4. Sew the third thin red dot strip to the bottom of the 43"x5" strip with a 1/2" seam allowance. Press seam toward red dot; press back 1/2" over the front edge.

5. Sew strip with facing at the short ends, RS together with a 1/2" seam allowance.

6. RS together, fold flowered fabric to 21 1/2" x 28". Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew while leaving one end open.

7. Sew RS of facing to WS of pillow case. Press seam toward facing.

8. Fold strip with facing to front with bottom red dot at seam. Edge stitch red dot in place.