Free Pillowcase Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}

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Here’s a lovely assortment of free patterns and tutorials for making pillowcases, some are quick & easy for beginner sewers while others are more decorative and detailed for a more experienced sewer.

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Linda Mae: Incorporates two different fabrics, and the slightly staggered placement of the Cowgirl Snaps brings the fabric on the back of the pillow up to peak out on the edges on the front.

With Ruffle Trim (pdf): Finished pillowcase: 30×20″ (fits a
standard-size bed pillow).

allpeoplequilt.com

allpeoplequilt.com

piecenquilt.blogspot.com

piecenquilt.blogspot.com

Verna’s: Measurements for standard, queen or king size pillows and for two pillowcases.

Easy Knit Fabric: Made with a yard of knit fabric and uses a fabric pillowcase as a template.

everydaybeautiful.typepad.com

everydaybeautiful.typepad.com

stitchedincolor.com

stitchedincolor.com

ZigZag: Includes instructions for the triangle piecing.

Prairie Points: Two tutorials included, one for making the prairie points and the other for making a pillowcase.

modalissa.blogspot.com

modalissa.blogspot.com

prudentbaby.com

prudentbaby.com

DIY Sham Style: This design is unique in that there is not a seam down the middle on the back.

With Contrasting Hem: Learn how to attach and finish the hem in one step with this tutorial. Here’s a pdf pattern for the Burrito Roll Method.

lazygirldesigns.com

lazygirldesigns.com

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

Summer Fresh: Edged with a colorful strip of bands.

Quick Tutorial: Finished size measures approximately 20″ x 29″ and can be adjusted as needed. Includes french seam instructions.

filminthefridge.com

filminthefridge.com

thecottagehome.blogspot.com

thecottagehome.blogspot.com

Sleepover Pillowcase Tutorial: Lovely design featuring ruffles and ric-rac, pretty easy to make too!

Front Pocket: Fun design for older kids, made with two fat quarters in contrasting fabrics (for pocket and applique) and two larger pieces of fabric (such as toweling) for the case itself, ties on open end to keep pillow in place.

make-handmade.com

make-handmade.com

quiltmag.com

quiltmag.com

Retro Flower Power: This brings me back to childhood, love it! Tutorial available via free pdf download.

Road Trip: Features a strap along the top for easy toting and a front pocket to stash treasures.

amazingmae.blogspot.com

amazingmae.blogspot.com

homestitched.blogspot.com

homestitched.blogspot.com

Anthropologie-Inspired Ruffles: Really pretty design featuring layers of ruffles on one end of the pillow cover.

Pretty 15-Minute Shams: All you’ll need is one yard of fabric and some decorative trim to make these, free tutorial via pdf download.

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

mygirlthursday.com

mygirlthursday.com

Vintage Inspired: Here’s how to applique a Victorian Bonnet Girl along the edge using a bright print, strip of lace and Stitch Witchery.

Lace Trimmed: Elegant yet not too fussy, has two rows of lace along one end (open side).

funkymonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.ca

funkymonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.ca

Looking for more? Check out these lovelies, lots of different patterns listed: Quilt Magazines Shams & Cases and All People Quilt’s list of freebies.

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Published: January 10, 2011
Updated: October 3, 2012

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3 Comments to “Free Pillowcase Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}”
  1. donna quick says:

    I LOVE this site.you guys are awesome.keep up the great ideas.

  2. Cara B says:

    Very nice, i may do some of these, thanks so much!!


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