10-Minute Pillow Case (with video tutorial)

On a whim, I got the idea to make some complementary pillow cases for her room to match her bunk bed drapes I have yet to make. And since the pillows literally take 10 minutes to make, I knew that this was also a project that I had to do a tutorial for.

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And seriously y’all, now that I’ve made these for Helena, I’m staring at the pillow cases in my bedroom wondering why I’ve been laying my head on basic pillowcases when I can have fabulous. I made Helena standard size, but I know I, and probably many of y’all, wanna make some bigger sized ones.

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To make pillowcases the same dimensions as their pillow counterparts, here are the fabric requirements and cuts:

All pillow sizes require one half yard (cut to two 9″ x WOF rectangles) of a secondary fabric and two 1.5″ x WOF strips for the flange (enough for two pillows)

Standard Pillow Case

  • Primary Fabric Requirement: 45″ x Width of Fabric (1.25 yards)
  • Cut to two 22.5″ x WOF rectangles

Super Standard Pillow Case called Standard/Queen size in stores – most common found

  • Primary Fabric Requirement: 49″ x Width of Fabric (<1.5 yards)
  • Cut to two 24.5″ x WOF rectangles

Queen Pillow Case

  • Primary Fabric Requirement: 53″ x Width of Fabric (<1.5 yards)
  • Cut to two 26.5″ x WOF rectangles

King Pillow Case

  • Primary Fabric Requirement: 75″ x Width of Fabric (<2.25 yards)
  • Cut to two 32.5″ x WOF rectangles

For those interested, these are the Art Gallery Fabrics prints that I used by Bari J, Pat Bravo & Katarina Roccella.

I had such a blast making these easy peasy pillowcases and hope y’all enjoy them as well. Helena let me have a photoshoot with her pillows before she took them, so here they are.

Sleep well folks.


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  1. Mathew Boudreaux
    Tammy Fullerton

    Love, love your Work! Great attitude, great technique. Though I do not do all your projects…I find them all interesting to watch how you create. Matthew you are an inspiration to do more challenging things projects ect…. I thought about making pillow cases seem to not care for the cases in the store. too little too big too cheap or just too expensive on what I like. Champagne taste tap water pocket book. lol…You’ve made this for me easier to get my pillows looking like champagne has filled my fridge. So now I will get started…

  2. Mathew Boudreaux
    Mary Romas

    Just made 2 king size pillows using your video tutorial on YouTube. I love it so much and the French seam is awesome!!! They turned out great. Thank you again! Can’t wait to see more of them!

  3. Mathew Boudreaux
    Jim Vega


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