Free Pillowcase Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}

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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).

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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    • Cara B

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

    • donna quick

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

      • donna quick

      the freepillowcase patterns&tutorials are super

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