For anyone who checked out my Minky Pillowcase version 1, this is a more standard type pillowcase using two colors of minky and embellished with a monogrammed name.
For this pillowcase I started with two pieces of minky. Cut the main color 25.5 in. x 37 in. and trim color 8.5in. x 37 in. I came by these measurements by simply measuring the pillow that it was going to fit and adding 2.5 inches to give it some room for seam allowances and so it was not tight on the pillow.
If you choose to do so, now is the time to add the embroidered name to the trim piece. Be sure to lay out all the pieces to get the correct placement for the name.
Next lay out the main body piece unfolded with the right side up. Fold the trim piece in half the long way right sides on the outside and place it along the long edge of the main body being careful to line up the ends and edges. Pin every couple of inches because the more you pin the less the minky stretches and moves ( I swear, Aunt Kris, it works!). Sew the two pieces together using a 1/2 in seam allowance, stop frequently to make sure the layers are lined up.
When you have the seam finished, fold the fabric in half lining up the trim pieces outside edge carefully and work your way to the inside. It should very simply look like an inside out pillowcase. Again pin all the way along the long and short side where it will be sewn.
Sew the seam starting at the trim and working your way to the inside. When you get to the corner I lift your presser foot and pivot the fabric and continue down the last side and make sure to back-stitch at the end.
Turn the pillowcase right side out and you are finished.
A couple of tips to sew on minky:
I like to make my stitch length a little longer that I usually do. I find it does not make the fabric stretch as much.
Pin the heck out of what ever you are working on, I know it boring, but it is better than tearing out stitches.
Some people like to use a walking foot, it helps both layers of the fabric move together.
If you are confident and own a serger, this is an awesome project to use it on.
My kids picked out their own colors and they love to snuggle with their pillowcases. This really is a simple project that anyone with the ability to sew in a straight like can make.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
If there are any beginners out there that have questions please ask!
Thanks for reading,