Wrap up a body pillow with the simplest-ever pillowcase using a single piece of plush fabric. You'll want to snuggle up with it every night! Fabrics are from the Dolce Vita Cuddle collection for Shannon Fabrics.

September 20, 2017
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Materials

  • 1-1/4 yards blue print plush
  • 20x50" body pillow insert

Finished pillowcase: 20x55" (fits a standard body pillow)

Yardages and cutting are based on 58" of usable fabric width. Measurements include 1/2" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Fabric

From blue print plush, cut:

  • 1--41x58" rectangle
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Assemble Pillowcase:

1. Fold the blue print plush 41x58" rectangle in half with right sides (printed sides) together to make a 20-1/2x58" rectangle. Pin together long edges and one set of short edges.

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2. Sew together along pinned edges, pivoting at corner, to make pillowcase body.

TIP: We used a piece of plush fabric as a leader strip, so we started sewing smoothly before we got to the pillowcase fabric. Clip the leader strip off when you've finished sewing the edges.

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3. Clip corners just inside seam allowance. Turn to right side. Use a chopstick or eraser end of a pencil to gently push out corners.

4. Turn under unsewn edge of pillowcase body 2-1/2" to inside; finger press and pin.

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5. Stitch turn-under in place using left side of presser foot as a guide (sewing about 3/8" from cut edge of turn-under).

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6. Stitch again about 3/8" from first row of stitching to complete pillowcase.

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7. Insert body pillow into pillowcase.

TIP: Leave plastic bag or wrapping on pillow insert while slipping inside pillowcase, then remove.

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