Happy Holidays, Pirate Friends! We are excitedly back for another year and another round of holiday freebies to share with you! Over the years, we’ve compiled different tutorials and patterns that we think would make *perfect* gifts for your friends and family. Curious about what we’ve already released in the way of holiday freebies? Head right here to see all of them: Holiday Freebies Roundup.
Today, we are bringing you the: Pirate Pillowcase!!
Pillowcases are such a fun, quick sew. And they make perfect gifts because they’re easy to customize to anybody’s liking. My mom used to be in a “Pillowcase of the Month Club” when I was in college and she would send me a new pillowcase each month. It was so fun to have something from home, and a fun surprise to see what fabrics she selected for me each time.
|Pillowcase Size||Cuff (L x W in inches)||Body (L x W in inches)|
|Standard||9″ x 41″||23″ x 41″|
|Queen||9″ x 41″||27″ x 41″|
|King||9″ x 41″||33″ x 41″|
You will need: 1 Cuff Piece and 1 Main Body piece.
With right sides together, align the top long edge of the main body and bottom long edge of the cuff piece.
Sew along long, raw edge, using 1/2″ seam allowance.
Open up the sewn pieces. Using an iron, press the seam allowance up, away from the main body.
Using your iron, create a 1/2″ memory press the top raw edge of the cuff piece.
With wrong sides together, fold in half, matching the short ends together — creating your pillowcase shape.
Using 1/4″ seam allowance, sew along side and bottom seams.
Trim seam allowance down to 1/8″. Careful not to clip through your stitches.
Turn the pillowcase inside out.
Using 1/4″ seam allowance, sew along entire bottom and side seams, enclosing all raw edges.
Keeping the pillowcase inside out, fold the cuff piece down toward the body.
Use the 1/2″ memory press you created earlier to fold the top raw edge under.
Align the folded edge along the seamline.
Using a scant 1/8″ stitch, topstitch around the entire cuff.
Turn the pillowcase right sides out. Press. And stuff it with a pillow! You’re done!
In case you consider yourself a more “visual learner” here’s a video tutorial that walks you through the entire tutorial, start-to-finish.
Check out what our fabulous testers were able to create with this very same tutorial!
I la-la-love when you share your photos with me! Head over to the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group and show us what you’ve made!
Happy Holidays, Pirates!