I am reposting this. The original post was February 17, 2009. These pillow cases make the best presents!! Always a hit with any age sweet dreamer.
This is a very fun way to construct a pillow case. It will be a 2 part blog. I am going to use photos mostly for the visual. The directions I have on printed paper are good, but can be confusing without the visual.
You start with 27 inches of fabric that is 42-45 inches wide for the main body of the pillow case. Make sure each end has been “squared” up. Cut a piece of complimenting fabric for the band, 9″ by 45″ and iron in half lengthwise. Your accent strip is cut 2″ by 45″ and is also ironed in half lengthwise.
5.)Pull the bottom edge of the contrast band under the rolled body, and lay it along the edge with the all other pieces, raw edges even. You will have 5 raw edges to pin when aligned correctly.
It will look like a tube with the accent strip and body of the case inside and the contrast strip enclosing all of it.
This is the tricky part to explain, so I am hoping these photos do the trick.