DIY Pillowcase Tutorial! Easy Pillowcase With No Seams Showing! Create Your Own Boutique Quality Pillowcase!

In honor of National Craft Month (which took place in March) Dinosaur Train and Quilting Treasures® have teamed up to celebrate and they sent me some really cool Dinosaur Train fabric to create something of my own with. I was rather excited about this because one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to learn how to sew. I’ve been taking sewing classes for the past couple of months and I’ve learned some great skills. I’m so excited to begin making my own projects at home! This was the perfect chance to start. I wanted to make Aiden a couple of pillowcases using the fabric and after searching the web and coming up short on a great pillowcase tutorial with photo directions I decided to make my own after perfecting the pillowcase process. You can use any fabric you like of course to create tons of different looks. I was excited that I had 2 yards of coordinating fabric to create two different coordinating pillowcases.

Supplies (for EACH pillowcase):

~This pillowcase requires 3 coordinating fabrics. Your main pillowcase fabric, the cuff fabric and the trim fabric.
~Main fabric – 27” long x 41” wide
~Cuff fabric – 12” long x 41” wide
~Trim – 1 1/2” wide strip (selvage to selvage)
~Coordinating thread
~Rotary cutter and mat (scissors and a ruler work as well)

You will also need a sewing machine. I have a Brother sewing machine and just love it!

1. Fold the 1 1/2” strip of trim fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Press.

2. Place the cuff fabric right side up on the table.

3. Place the folded trim fabric on top and match up the raw edges. Pin in place if necessary. *I used a fleece for my trim fabric so it was necessary to pin in place. If you use a cotton or something that will lie flat pinning will not be necessary.

4. Place your main fabric on top of the trim fabric, right side down, lining up the raw edges. Pin in place.

5. Roll up the main fabric until about 3” of cuff fabric is exposed then STOP.

6. Fold the exposed 3” of cuff fabric over the main fabric you rolled up and line up it’s raw edge with the raw edge you pinned to the trim in step 4.

7. Re-pin by undoing your pins already in place and re-pinning all layers together evenly.

8. Stitch a 1/2” seam along the raw edge.

9. Turn the pillowcase right side out by pulling the main fabric section out through the side opening of your “burrito”. *Also why this is called the burrito pillowcase method.

10. Lay flat WRONG sides together, folding the cuff exactly in half and lining up the trim seams. Press.

11. Line up your raw edges. *Make sure you have the wrong sides of the pillowcase together and NOT the right sides like you would to sew a regular seam. We will be sewing French seams. Pin along both raw edges.

12. Stitch the side and end of the pillowcase along your raw edges you pinned using a scant 1/4” seam. *See how you are stitching on the right side of the fabric.

13. Now turn the pillowcase wrong side out using a chopstick or turner to push out the corners. *Don’t push too hard or you will poke through the seam. Press.

14. Stitch along the side and end of the pillowcase again using a 3/8” seam. This will enclose the raw seam edge.

15. Turn the pillowcase right side out and push out the corners. Press.

That’s it! You’re done 🙂 I just love how the two fabrics coordinate so well and are pulled together by the solid blue trim piece.

I also made a coordinating pillow case in the opposite prints with a green trim piece. Aiden LOVED his new pillowcases!

If there’s a Dinosaur Train fan in your household, then joining Dinosaur Train’s Nature Trackers Club is a must. This FREE community of young children, their families and educators who, like Buddy, Tiny Shiny and Don, enjoy exploring and having adventures and respect their environment,offers a number of fun activities, games and craft projects each month! Register for Nature Trackers Club today.

There are a number of fun and easy craft projects using Quilting Treasures’ Dinosaur Train prints that can help you transform your child’s bedroom into the ideal Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club Room.  From bulletin boards, to upholstered headboards, pillowslips and cushions, notebook covers and more… creating a Nature Tracker Club room is a fun activity to enjoy with your children!

You can visit Quilting Treasures to find a retailer near you that carries the Dinosaur Train fabric.


*Thanks to Quilting Treasures and Dinosaur Train for providing me with 2 yards of Dinosaur Train fabric to share this project. No compensation was received for this post.

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  1. thats really cute. I need to make some for my couch because the dog is ruining them. Ide have to make a few changes on the design.

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