The first 11 pillowcases are done except to pull the serger thread to the inside of the seam. Here they are the usual way we stack pillowcases.
Liz, one of this post’s followers posted in her comment that the accent piece stays better after washing, if topstitched first. Of course it would, but I have never seen it done. That’s brilliant! Thanks so much Liz, these are all being topstitched. This is easy to accomplish while the pillowcase is still flat out. I topstitched the ones on which I had already stitched the cuff.
Then on the ones I have not stitched the cuff, I’m going to topstitch the accent piece on to the body of the pillowcase BEFORE I attach all the pieces in the burrito roll. This way nothing will slip. It can be a bit of a hassle if the accent piece slips down when you are sewing the pieces all together.
So after topstitching, I serged up the side and across the top and then turned them inside out to press.
Yes they all have some form of green because I started with the green fabrics in my inventory and they can all be serged without changing the thread. There is a variety from things teens might choose to child ones.
I’d love to see photos of the ones you make. Your comments encourage me and sometimes make me think.
Today video 2 of the health lecture was released for one week
I may try this once I figure it out. I could use some of mom’s fabric.Now to find the time.
Glad you found the tip helpful. It is one more step, but if you’ve ever washed and dried a pillowcase you’ve made you will understand why topstitching helps. All our camping pillowcases are ones I’ve made. They may come out a little wrinkled, but a good shake and they are just fine, except for that accent strip. Hence, I ALWAYS topstitch that thing down.