This is another of the projects I made for the Bernina Master Craftsters campaign I was involved in on Craftster. I started making pillowcases last year for my daughter (she loves them and can't get enough!) They are fairly quick and easy to make, so I'm always on the lookout for fabrics she might like. I made this one with her in mind--she is an art student, so the colored pencils and paint boxes were perfect for her! I actually used it as a gift bag for her other birthday gifts this year:
Here's the tutorial--enjoy!!
Fun Pillowcase using the BERNINA 380
Here's how to make it: start by washing and ironing your fabric. Then, cut two pieces of the main fabric 24" x 21", and two pieces of the contrast fabric 13" x 21". Using a 1/4" seam, sew one piece of contrast fabric onto one end of each of the main fabric pieces, as in the picture above.
Next, iron under about 1/4" of the contrast fabric, then fold it down to cover the seam, as in the picture above. Pin the fabric in place over the seam, and iron the top edge of the contrast fabric.
Once the number was displayed on the screen, all I had to do was step on the pedal and guide the fabric. Easy!
Turn the pillowcase right-side out and press. Ta-da! It looks so professional! It's ready for gift-giving!