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Ten Minute Pillow Cases

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Remember those lovely green pillows you saw in my living room post yesterday?

Here’s a tutorial of how you can make a half yard of fabric into a pillow case in about ten minutes.  These literally take ten minutes.

All you need is a half yard of fabric and a pillow form that is 16×16.  You can make a pillowcase with this tutorial for a larger pillow by using more fabric or a smaller pillow with less fabric, just trimming it where needed.  

First hem each end (the long end) by folding it over once and then again and ironing down.  Then sew it down.

Then wrap the fabric around the pillow, overlapping the ends, with the right side of the fabric facing the pillow.  Pin it in the spots where the hems are.  Then slide the pillow out and smooth it out, readjusting the pins if you need to.

Then sew up the sides.  You are done!  I don’t even bother trimming the corners.  Flip the thing right side out and you have a pretty new pillow case!

**PSST!  If you don’t know how to sew, you can totally do this with hot glue!  Just glue where you would sew.  Keep the lines super straight and who’s gonna know??

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  1. This looks easy! I think even my beginner sewing skills can handle it 😉

  2. thanks!! somehow mine would never look that good. Guess I just have to accept my talents!!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      No seriously, this is the easiest project ever. You can make it look good with hardly any effort at all!

  3. Your pillows turned out awesome! Thanks for the run down on how you made them. Question… love the green print – do you know the name and where I can find this print?? Would make perfect pillows for the chairs in my master bedroom. Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      It’s Sublime in Lime in the Ruby collection! You can find it on Skyerevefabrics.com.

  4. Shirley Lupton says:

    This is so much easier than the way I’ve made them. Thanks so much

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Right?? You can make pillow cases in no time!

  5. I’ve been making lots of pillow cases & this is the best & easiest one yet. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Melody ambler says:

    Heidi, I am so enjoying your posts. But, I’m not sure what to do with the posts I want to keep and do, other than print them out? Do I go to your Pinterest pages and search through them, hoping its there, till i find, or don’t” I’m kind of new to all this and still trying to figure this out! Thank you so much! Melody Ambler

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you!! You need to pin them to your own Pinterest boards! Just install the ‘pin it’ button to your toolbar or hover over a picture on my blog and it should have a Pin it button on it.

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