This is a pillowcase with a contrasting band. Pattern Sizing:
Fits standard-size pillows. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
N/A Were the instructions easy to follow?
Construction was easy enough. For the body of the pillowcase I pieced together print and solid fabric to make a rectangle 26 1/2" x 41". Another rectangle of solid fabric 10" x 41" was used for the band.
With right sides together, I serged the band to the bottom of the pillowcase body. The band was then pressed down, resulting in a rectangle approximately 36" x 10". The long sides of this rectangle were placed right sides together and serged, making a tube. Then the open end of the rectangle (opposite end from the band) was serged closed. The bottom end of the band was pressed up (toward the wrong side) 1/2". The band was then folded toward the wrong side of the pillowcase and the hem was pinned just above the seam which joined the pillowcase body to the band. A line of stitching just below that seam secured the band in place. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the appearance of the finished product.
I had previously used the "burrito" method of construction, but always found that the band and pillowcase body were slightly different sizes, which made construction more challenging. (The problem is with my skills, not the method.)
I found this method of putting together the pillowcase took a little more time but produced better results. Fabric Used:
Cotton in a solid black along with cotton prints of logos of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team in orange and black: all fabric left over from previous projects. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
N/A Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I think this will be my preferred method of pillowcase construction until my cutting and measuring become more accurate. Conclusion:
An attractive pillowcase for DH in his favourite team's colours.