I’m bringing in a bonus post this week because I have a really fun project to show you today! It’s perfect, perfect, for anyone who has crafty kids or grandkids and wants a fun project this holiday season. Color your own Christmas pillowcase! It’s cute and festive but it’s literally hours of fun too! I sat with my boys and colored and we listened to Christmas music yesterday afternoon and had a blast. I’ll show you how to make a pillow case that’s easy and cute, and if you use this fun Color Me fabric from Michael Miller you can color it too!
So much to color on this fabric that it could literally take the kiddos (or you!) hours to color. Keep them happy and busy this holiday season! And keep it for years to come!
As part of this tutorial I would also like to show you how to make french seams. These will give the underside of the pillow a nice finished look. You can do the french seams or just a basic seam, it’s up to you! Either way it will be great!
How to Make a Pillow Case (With French Seams):
- 3/4 yard of main fabric (Get pre-cut kit with all of these pieces at Stitch Stash Diva)
- 2 1/2 inches accent fabric
- 10 inches cuff fabric
- Fabric Markers (affiliate link)
These instructions are to do this with french seams. If you don’t want to do the french seams then just do normal seams here.
Grab your accent fabric and your cuff fabric and put them together with WRONG sides together (the opposite of what you normal do). Sew a 3/8″ seam.
Then press that seam open:
Now fold that fabric on the seam so that right sides are together and sew a 5/8″ seam on the underside of the seam you just created:
Do this with your accent fabric and your main fabric as well. The underside should now look like this:
Optional: I top stitched each of those seams just because I like how top stitching looks.
Now fold the fabric so that right sides are together and sew up the bottom and the side. Use a zigzag stitch if you would like to prevent fraying.
Now simply fold the cuff fabric under about 2 inches and press and then under again about 2 inches and press and sew that seam and you are done! So easy!
You can do this with any fabric at any time of the year, I just thought this Christmas version was a lot of fun!
And cute too right?