DIY Linen Pillowcases

Hello on Friday!  I hope you had a great week and will have an even better weekend! Today I want to share with you my recent “bed makeover” For some time now I’ve been absolutely obsessed with linen. Love the texture, love the quality and how timeless this fabric really is. Also, I really want to change my bedsheets but I would need much more time and fabric of course. So I began my bed makeover from pillowcases.

Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a pillowcase:

Step 1. Measure your pillow.

Step 2. Add 16 cm length & 4 cm width to one piece and 6 cm length & 4 cm wight to second piece.

Step 3. Fold longer piece first by 1 cm and then again by 5 cm and topstitch. Then double fold the second piece edge  by 1 cm and topstitch.

Step 4. Place a shorter piece on top of the longer piece.

Step 5. Fold the longer bit.

Step 6. Stitch three edges 1 cm away from the edge.

Step 7. Overlock the seam allowance edges.

Step 8. Bag it out.

That’s all! A very simple way to make a pillowcase under 10min in easy 6 steps. For mine, I couldn’t resist so I added my labels ( mogisue ) Looks so much better with them.

I hope you’ve found this post helpful and if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below. I would be more than happy to help! Until next time and have a great weekend!



  1. February 17, 2020 / 7:02 am

    Genius! I often make my pillowcases, too, but this sounds like exactly what I need – Never thought of doing it this way. Thanks for such a well-explained, useful tutorial! Great pictures, too.

    • February 17, 2020 / 9:56 am

      Thank you Shanta! I’m glad you find this useful! 🙂

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