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How to Sew a Pillowcase With Flap Full Guide of 2023

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Pillows have an inner flap to hide your pillow. You can take measurements of king-size pillows, queen-size pillows or other ty.s of pillows.

Can you do it with or without a serger machine? This step-by-step tutorial will provide you with everything you need to do this.

Keep reading the article to learn how to sew a pillowcase with a flap.

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How to sew a pillowcase with a flap

We usually make flaps in the pillowcases to prevent the pillow from falling out. The inner flaps of the pillow hide any finished edges of the fabric you are using. This is indeed a great way to make the inside of the pillow better.

For a brief description, we can make a pillowcase flap with the front and back. Several other times, I designed the pillowcase from one piece of fabric and only the folded one in the middle.

The folded inner flap so that the flap will not separate from the piece. I finish the top and bottom of the fabric with the overlook stitch. One of the s.cial machines can make this, and I know it as Serger or the overlook machine. The other raw edges are then turned over two more times and then stitched.[1965900]Now let’s give a detailed description of how to sew a pillowcase with flaps in these further steps.

Before you go to the stairs to sew a pillowcase with flaps; you need to know how much fabric you need.

Choosing the size of the fabric will de.nd on your pillows, but you can take about 1.1 meters and a little more to be on the safe side. You can select fabric with different sizes and styles. You will need some tools to better sew a pillowcase with flaps.

You will need some tools to sew a pillowcase with a flap. It includes the size 80 or 12 universal sewing machine needle as it for light to medium weight and non-stretch fabrics, the basic sewing machine, ta. measure, fabric marker or chalk .ncils that are usually shar.ned, fabric scissors or the rotary cutting machine or mat, an iron, the sewing pins, a serger or the serger, and the hand needles. Here we start!

Step 1 – Prepare your fabric

Preparing your fabric means rewashing and dry your fabric before sewing the pillowcase with a flap. This will reduce any shrinkage in the future.

Step 2 – Cut your fabric

The next step for you is to cut the fabric you are using into two rectangular pieces. For example, for the standard 20 by 30 inch pillowcase, you would need the front piece and a back piece with a s.cific height and weight.

The front piece of the fabric needs to be longer because it the inner flap for the pillowcase. The standard pillowcase size will also work for a queen size pillowcase, but for the king size pillowcase you will need the size of 20″ by 40″.

Step 3—Sew the 2 pieces of fabric together at the shorter edge[1965901]After you have cut the fabric, you will need to sew the front and back of your fabric together on one of the shorter sides. When sewing, make sure that the right sides of the fabric are facing each other. Sew those faces and sides together with a 1 inch or three-eighths inch seam allowance. You will then have one long rectangle. You can set your sewing machine to several settings, including the straight stitch and usually the stitch length of 3 millimeters, such as professionally made pillowcases. .n have this stitch length for the pillowcase. Then set the tension in the machine to 4 and use the size 80/12 sewing machine needle as it is ideal for lighter or medium-weight fabrics. Step 4–Finish The Seam

After that you have to finish the seam using a serger. It’s the pro method; otherwise, to avoid this, you can also prefer the zigzag stitch or the cloud stitch on your sewing machine. This will reduce or stop fraying.

Step 5 – Finish the short raw edges

Now you need to finish the two shorter edges, both on the left and right side of the fabric. First fold, wrong side up, a single short edge by two-eighths of an inch or 0.6 centimeters and fold it again with three-eighths of an inch or 1 centimeter.

Your hand should point at the full center seam of the pillowcase, and you find you are working wrong side up. tH86MD6. rq0aCCRbbws2p5f9 on the wrong side of your pillowcase. This is to prevent them from ap.aring on the visible side of the pillowcase.

Step 6 – Iron and pin, and

Then you need to iron and secure the fold of your pillowcase. The rough edges . Then you need to the procedure to get the other shorter edge and sew the two folded edges. You can use an eighth of an inch for the fold. Both the shorter edges on both the left and right sides of the rectangle will reach the finished, neat edges.

Step . – Sew the sides together with a flap[1965902]Now turn the rectangular piece you have made to the visible side up so you can’t see any finished or rough edges. You can look at the front piece because it is a longer rectangle and then measure it 1. centimeters or 6.69 inches from your shorter edge. Mark the line at both the bottom and top of your fabric and pin them there. Bring the back piece of the shorter rectangular piece to the mark you made. The wrong side of the back piece should now face up. You can see that the wrong side is facing up as the finished center seam is visible with the black thread. You must also fold the inner flap or the left side over everything. The pin or mark you made will now be visible on the top edge of the pillowcase. You can also sew the bottom edge with a seam allowance of 1 centimeter or three-eighths of an inch. the method for the top edge as well. Step 8—Finish The Raw Edges

Now you have to Finish the two seams using a sewing machine or the zigzag or could stitch on your sewing machine. This will prevent fraying.

First you can do this by knotting the ends of your overlook thread and then cutting the rest. The second way is to slide the serger thread through the hand needle with solid eyes. Now slide the excess serger thread over ten stitches and trim the excess.

Step 9 – Turn the pillowcase inside out


Some common problems when making a pillowcase[1965903]1. The first is that all the folds you want to sew can be . GYXfADoCfvIv, so always pay close attention. Work on the wrong or right side, both at the same time. 2. The second is that you’d rather not use quilting cotton as it is smooth enough to pull on. What are the dimensions for a standard pillowcase?

You can check the size of pillowcases from different brands, and the standard size of the pillowcase is about 20 inches and 30 inches high and wide. However, some brands also prefer to use 20 inches to 32 inches.

The inner flaps of the cushions have a length of 5.68 inches to . inches. This flap is large enough to prevent your pillow from falling out. Some also prefer about 6.69 inch long inner flap. These are just the measurements of finished pillowcases, and while you are sewing one you will need to cut the fabric to a size larger than this to accommodate the inner flaps and seam allowances causing no errors.

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