I have been having so much fun making travel pillowcases.
All you really need is 14″ of fabric plus a band.
It is pretty cool how the construction of this pillowcase is done.
Don’t get me wrong making the standard pillowcases with the
sausage technique is absolutely amazing.
The travel pillowcases are made completely different using 1 width of fabric.
These are fun to keep in the car for road trips or the occasional road side pillow fights!
How about using them as pillowcases/gift bags!
Body- 14″ by 44″
Trim- 1 3/4″ x 14″
Band- 8″ x 14″
1. Trim- Fold in half lengthwise and press
2. Band- Fold in half lengthwise and press
3. Lay the body of the pillow case face up and layer the raw edges of
the trim and band. Pin in place.
4. Sew along the 14″ side keeping all the layers together .
( this is where it can be a bit tricky to understand from written directions)
6. On the opposite end of the pillow case, fold under 6″.
Press. Fold under 1/4″ of the 6″ and press to create a hem.
|look close at the words on picture|
7. Fold body right sides together.
8. Fold the flap over the top of the band creating an envelope and pin in place.
9. Sew the 2 side seams.
10. Trim corners to eliminate any bulk.
11. Turn the pillowcase right sides out. The envelope flap will hold
the pillow in
place and cover the top 6″ of the side seams.
12. Press and add a 12″ x 18″ travel pillow.
|thank you Carolyn Tover for the machine embroidery|
Doing some research on travel pillows and found that the size of
pillows can vary by manufacturer. You may want to decide what size
your travel pillow is before cutting and vary the pattern slightly.
For some of the pillowcases I used flannels.
top-Apple Jacks by Tim & Beck
Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille
bottom 2- Cottons from Bear Country School by Berenstain Bears