Satin is a soft, silky fabric that is great for making pillowcases with. Pillowcases are expensive to buy, especially ones made of satin. You can make your own for a fraction of the cost.
Use a tape measure to find the length and width of the pillow you want to make a satin pillowcase for. Write the measurements down on a piece of scrap paper so you don’t forget them.
Double the measurement for the length and add four inches to it. Add two inches to the width measurement. Purchase two yards of satin fabric per pillowcase you will be making. There are several colors to choose from. Choose a color that compliments your bedding and bedroom decor.
Lay the satin fabric face down on a large work surface. Use a meter stick, or the tape measure and a straight edge, and a fabric marking pen to measure and mark the fabric according to your modified measurements. Cut the satin fabric to size using a sharp pair of fabric scissors. Satin can be difficult to cut. It’s very important that the scissors are not dull, and that they are meant for cutting fabric.
Lay the sized satin fabric face up on your work surface. Now, take one end of the fabric and fold it to the other. The satin fabric will be folded in half lengthwise. The front side of the fabric will be on the inside of the fold. The backside of the fabric will be on the outside, on both sides.
The folded fabric will begin to resemble a pillowcase. The folded end is the end of the pillowcase and the top, open, end is where the pillow will be inserted. With the fabric folded, fold each side over 1/2 inch and insert common pins every three inches to hold the seam. Both layers of the fabric will be in the fold.
Use a sewing machine and a matching colored thread to stitch each side seam along the pins. Stitch each side twice for maximum durability as your pillowcase will need to be washed. Double stitching makes it so that you can use the washing machine to wash the satin pillowcase without having to worry about your seams coming undone. Remove all common pins once you have sewn each side seam.
Fold, or roll, each side of the open end of the pillowcase back two inches. Insert common pins and stitch twice just as you did for the sides. Remove the common pins when you are done stitching and turn the pillowcase right side out. It’s ready for use!