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how to make your own pillow case

So I know that this one probably won't be up everyones alley but while replacing the mini human's bedding after turning his closet into a bed. I didn't have the right color of pillow case I wanted but I did have a spare sheet around the house so volia! this tutorial was born.

Mission: Making your own pillow case (with flap)
Duration: 30 mins
Ninja Level: 3 (beginner)
Estimated Cost: $0-$5
Weapons Needed: 

  • extra sheet or 1/2 yard of fabric
  • thread
  • iron
  • extra pillow case (to use as a 'pattern')

1) Lay your sheet out flat then place your extra pillow case lined up with a corner.

Pro Tip: Doing this allows you to use the existing hems, which makes life a little bit easier.

2) While holding onto the pillow case and sheet, fold completely over the pillow case.

3) Cut up the longest side and continue cutting about 6" above the extra pillow case

4) Now move the extra pillow case to the top of the extra 6" you just cut and cut at the top.

5) Since we only need a inner flap on one side of the pillow case we're going to cut one side of the extra 6".

6) Now that we just cut off one side of the 6"'s we need to hem up that cut. Get your iron out, press the fabric to the wrong side about 1/4" then fold that pressed fabric another 1/4" and press again. Sew the pressed hem.

7) Lay the fabric out flat and fold the 6" extra flap down making sure the wrong side of the fabric is facing you.

Flip the pillow case over to the right side,  making sure the flap stays in place.

Then fold the pillow case in half making sure the fabric is wrong side out and that your flap is facing you.

8) Sew the loose edge of the flap that would be on the fold to the fabric, then sew up the two sides and you're all done!

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