|Press accent trim strip in half lengthwise,wrong sides together|
|Pin the folded strip to the right side of the pillowcase body fabric|
along a 41 inch side.
|Match raw edges and sew through all|
layers,using a 1/2" seam allowance.
If the pillowcase body fabric is a directional print,consider which
direction is "up" before pining & sewing on your accent strip.
|Fold the pillowcase body fabric in half,right sides together,|
along the 41 inch (side) edge.
Sew the side seam using 1/2" seam allowance or (French Seam).
To make a French Seam place the fabrics wrong sides together
and sew a 1/8" seam.
|Turn right side out and press seam with right sides together,then |
sew a 3/8" seam. This will encase the raw edge and give a
nice finish inside the case.
|Sew the short side of the border fabric right sides together|
with a 1/2" seam,forming a circle.
|Pin the right side of the border fabric to the wrong side of the |
pillowcase body,matching the raw edges and seams,and sew
together with a 1/2" seam.
|Turn under remaining raw edge of border fabric1/2".|
|Press all the way around.|
|Fold over to the right side of the pillowcase body and line up|
just over the top of the original stitching.
|Pin in place all the way around the pillowcase,being careful|
not to catch any extra fabric. You could press the fabric
away from this seam before pinning. Which will help so
that you don't catch any extra border fabric in your stitches.
|Top stitch the border fabric all the way around the pillowcase.|
|Press the cuff/border along the top to create a crease.|
|Press the side seam & along the bottom of the pillowcase.|