How To Make Flannel Pillow Cases
I love the feel of soft flannel against my cheek when I crawl into bed. Unfortunately, it is hard to find flannel pillowcases that don't cost a fortune or are just plain. About five years ago I decided to make my own and they turned out to be my favorite pillowcases.
Through a few mishaps (husband bleached a set, cat barfed on another) I decided I needed to make some more. This lens follows me through my process of making flannel pillowcase (in this case three sets).
I do not consider myself a seamstress. I have no formal training other than what I learned in home ec and through trial and error. If you are an precise seamstress do not read any further because my directions will probably drive you nuts (like an English teacher and typos). But if you are new to sewing and have an easy disposition read on.
Citation: unless otherwise stated images are copyright M. E. Wood.
Which Do You Prefer
Get flannel fabric from bolts that are 42" to 44" (112cm) wide (either will work but go 44" if you have larger than standard pillows) and approximately 74" (198 cm) in length.
You can allow an extra inch for shrinkage if you like or if you don't like it when you pillow begins to peek out of the case after a few nights. The ones used in this demonstration are 42" wide.
Before You Cut
It is important to wash and dry flannel in dryer to allow for shrinkage before you cut.
Tools Needed to Complete This Project:
These are the tools I used to complete this project and are what I consider necessary for ease of production.
- Sewing Machine
- Sharp Scissors
- Pins and Pincushion
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Tape Measure
Step By Step Photo InstructionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Flannel always goes on sale at the local fabric store. Watch your fliers for the sales that way you can buy more!
We're Not the Only Ones Who Enjoy Flannel Pillow Cases
Thanks for stopping by. I hope this DIY project will help you make your own flannel pillow cases.
If you have any questions regarding the instructions please feel free to ask them here. Happy sewing and sweet dreams!