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Making a Happy Halloween pillowcase

by Jean Boyd

After finishing the Happy Halloween door banner, I still had the strip that was cut off from the bottom of the panel. It was just the right size to use in a pillowcase.

Here’s what else you’ll need to make the pillowcase. Again, the fabrics are from the Northcott Happy Halloween collection.

1 – 10″ x 20½” lime green (Northcott ColorWorks 9000-710). I used the leftover green from the door banner.

Trim the leftover strip from the panel so it measures 8½” x 20½”.

1yd Happy Halloween black and white star print. (21194-99)
From this piece cut 1 – 20½” x 32½”, 1 – 20½” x 21″ and 1 – 2½” x 20½”. See the cutting chart below.

Cutting chart for black and white star print

Cutting chart for black and white star print

Sew the 20½” x 21″ star print, panel strip, the 2½” x 20½” star strip and the 10″ green strip together. Press seams toward panel strip. See picture below.

The strips for the pillowcase front are sewn together.

Sew the strips for the pillowcase front.

Fold the 2½” star strip and the green strip over, so there’s ½” of star fabric showing on the wrong side of the pillowcase. Press.

Fold under the raw edge of the green so it just covers the seam from the panel strip. Pin in place.

Working from the right side, top-stitch on the seam lines and along the black lines on the panel strip.

Inside of the pillowcase front

Inside of the pillowcase front

Pillowcase Back (20½” x 32½” star print)

Using a removable fabric marker, draw lines ¼” and 2¼” from the top on the right side of the fabric. Fold on the lines and press. Top-stitch on the ¼” fold through all layers.

If necessary, trim the front and back so they’re the same size.

Pillowcase back with hem sewn down

Pillowcase back with hem sewn down

Sew the pillowcase front and back together, wrong sides together, using a scant ¼” seam.

TIP Use a walking (even-feed) foot to sew the pillowcase together. Don’t stitch across the top. Backstitch at the beginning and end to secure seams. Turn pillowcase wrong side out and press along the seam lines.

Using a generous ¼” seam, stitch along the sides and bottom. Backstitch at the beginning and end to secure seams. All raw edges will now be enclosed.

Turn right side out and press.

Pillowcase inside

Pillowcase inside

And now you have a fun Halloween pillowcase all ready to share with someone special!

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to make a Halloween treat bag using more of Northcott’s Happy Halloween fabric.

Halloween pillowcase made with Northcott's Happy Halloween fabric. So much fun!

Halloween pillowcase made with Northcott’s Happy Halloween fabric. So much fun!

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2:  Adding lights to light up your quilt!

Go to part 4: Making a Happy Halloween treat bag

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13 comments

Nicole Sender September 10, 2016 - 5:39 pm

I need to make a Halloween pillow case for my grandson!

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Jean Boyd September 10, 2016 - 7:26 pm

They are quick and easy and the kids love them!

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Shirley Wiltshire September 9, 2016 - 6:28 pm

So cute! Looks qui k ans eaay.

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Jean Boyd September 9, 2016 - 7:46 pm

It is quick and easy! Be sure to make one!

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Sandra September 9, 2016 - 10:49 am

Love the pillowcase!!!!

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Jean Boyd September 9, 2016 - 7:47 pm

Thanks Sandra.

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Linda Cartwright September 9, 2016 - 8:37 am

I love this pillowcase tutorial. Thanks for all the info!

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Jean Boyd September 9, 2016 - 8:45 am

Glad the info was useful.

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Sandy Allen September 8, 2016 - 9:44 pm

Love the multiple borders on this pillowcase! I would never had thought to use a strip from a panel for it though!

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Jean Boyd September 9, 2016 - 8:45 am

Thanks Sandy

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Jean Boyd September 9, 2016 - 7:49 pm

There always seems to be something left over when I am using a panel, so I thought this would be a good project to use it on. Glad you like it.

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Quilting Jeannie September 8, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Those are adorable pillowcases. This fabric is perfect for one!

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Jean Boyd September 8, 2016 - 5:28 pm

Thanks! Glad you liked it.

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