Welcome back to our Summer of Sewing tutorials here at Inspired by Fabric!
We've been featuring regular tutorials as part of our Summer of Sewing series, all using our newest fabric lines that you can find at your local quilt shop! Our tutorials include a chance to win a bundle of the fabric line being used, so make sure to enter each time!
(p.s. Next week will be our last Summer of Sewing tutorial for 2016!)
For our second-last Summer of Sewing tutorial, we've joined the American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Blog Hop!
The Pillowcase Challenge is gearing up for their annual 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon (see more details below the tutorial) and we're excited to help spread the word! We've used prints from our Sports collection to make four pillowcases which we'll be donating to a local charity, helping to push the current count (689,000+) closer to 1,000,000.
We love to make pillowcases using the burrito (or Roll-It-Up) method--it's quick, easy, and fun! We've demonstrated how to do it below.
The prints we chose from our Sports collection:
Let's get started!
7/8 yard main fabric
1/3 yard cuff fabric
1/8 yard accent fabric
From the main fabric:
(1) 27" x 41" piece
From the cuff fabric:
(1) 11" x 41" piece
From the accent fabric:
(1) 2-1/2" x 41" strip
Make the Pillowcase
1. Press the 2-1/2" x 41" accent strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.
2. Lay out the cuff fabric lengthwise in front of you, right side facing up. Pin the folded strip to the top edge, raw edges matching.
3. Lay the main fabric piece on top, right side down, aligning the raw edges along the top edge. Pin in place. Fold or roll the main fabric piece up so it is all contained inside the cuff strip as shown.
4. Fold the bottom long edge of the cuff strip up over the main fabric and pin in place. You'll be creating a tube with all of the fabric tucked within the cuff strip.
5. Stitch along the long pinned edge, catching both cuff edges, the folded accent strip, and the main fabric edge. Be careful that the rest of the folded over main fabric strip doesn't get caught in your stitching.
6. Pull the fabric inside the tube out, as shown in progress below.
7. Your pillowcase in progress will look like this now, with all seams encased inside the fabric cuff.
8. Fold the pillowcase in half, matching raw edges of the cuff and accent strip. Square up the two raw edges (top and right in photo below). Pin raw edges and stitch, backstitching at both ends.
9. Turn the pillowcase right side out, stuff with a pillow, and enjoy!
Want to learn more about the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge? Check out the details here.
Find more pillowcase patterns (AllPeopleQuilt has 59 different designs, including many pieced cuff variations to add something special!) on their website here.
Want to be part of the 24-Hour Pillowcase Sew-a-Thon? Find details here.
Last year participants in Des Moines made 1,480 pillowcases!
Visit the other participants of today's hop:
For a chance to win All Sports fabric to make two pillowcases, make sure you follow our blog! Leave a comment below letting us know that you do, as well as telling us if you've ever made a pillowcase. The giveaway is open through Sunday, August 28th at 11:59 pm EST. We'll draw a winner and share it next week.
Congratulations to the winner from last week's Vintage 30s Ruby's Treasures bundle and thread box: Greebly Greebly