Once in a while we travel with our own pillowcases. It's an easy way to bring a little bit of home with us and they don't take up much room in our luggage. They are one of the easiest things there is to sew and with all of the cute fabrics out there, we can have them with just about any theme we want. These also make great birthday gifts for your kids' friends, whether she's a Star Wars fan or he's more partial to the mouse. With Star Wars Weekends coming up, this Star Wars pillowcase is a perfect way to let the force be with you wherever you go!
All you need to make the Star Wars pillowcase (or any other Disney theme) is cotton fabric. Flannel will work as well. It should be about 42 to 44 inches wide. You'll need 27 inches (or 3/4 yard) for the body and 12 inches (1/3 yard) for the cuff.
Trim the edges straight and so both pieces are the same width (42 to 44"). Lay the cuff out flat with the right side up.
Lay body fabric on top, with the wrong side up, matching the top edges.
Roll the main fabric up from the bottom edge until it's more than halfway up the cuff.
Fold the cuff up from the bottom and over the roll, matching the edge with the edges at the top. Pin all the layers together.
Stitch 1/4" from the top edge. Pull the roll out one end, turning the cuff right side out as you go.
Press the cuff. Fold the pillowcase with wrong sides together. Pin in place. Stitch 1/4" from the edge down the side and across the bottom.
Turn the Star Wars pillowcase wrong side out. Press the seams. Stitch again with a 5/8" seam. This will sandwich your seam inside and prevent the fabric from unraveling inside your pillowcase.
Turn the pillowcase right side out and press.
This Star Wars pillowcase is out of this world!
It would be the perfect thing to take on your trip to Disney for Star Wars Weekend. The remaining dates for 2015 are May 22-24, May 29-31, June 5-7 and June 12-14.
Staci has been sewing and crafting for as long as she can remember. If there’s a technique she hasn’t tried, it’s probably on her wish list. At her blog, Crafty Staci, she shares beginner-friendly craft and sewing tutorials, simple recipes and her successful, and sometimes not-so-successful, attempts at expressing her own creativity. In addition to her blog, you can find Staci at Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.