I recently saw a post from Bari J on her blog about her 14 days of Lillybelle challenge and I decided I wanted to do a few of her projects. I really like that she produces a short video to show you how to do some of her projects.
The first one I wanted to tackle was the French seams pillowcase. I’ve made some pillowcases with french seams before, so I knew they would be easy. I started cutting the material and following her video I started pinning them together. Well, shortly after I started pinning I realized that the size in the video was for standard sized pillowcases so I had to improvise. The pillowcase for JJ turned out just fine, but I decided I needed more of the cuff to make it fit for my larger sized pillow. I added an extra 9″ to the size of the cuff fabric (1/2 yard) and it worked beautifully.
Because I needed every last bit of the material for my larger pillow I didn’t do french seams. I ended up just finishing up the raw edge of the material with a zig zag stitch (I actually don’t know if that was the right way to go, but hey, I’m still learning) and then turned the material right sides together and did one long seam to close it off. It was SUPER simple. I hope it will last. 🙂
Here are the finished pillowcases. I just love the Lillybelle fabric. It’s so smooth and I think it made some great pillowcases!