Double Border Pillowcase

As soon as I saw this fabric from the Grove collection by MakowerUK, I knew it would be perfect for pillowcases. I love using double border prints for this 'magic' pillowcase technique because, well, it comes out just so cool! No matter what the design, I have always had great results with double border prints as pillowcases.



To make two pillowcases, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 yards of Grove - Scenic Double Border in Multi (main fabric)
  • 1/2 yard of Grove - Meadow in Blue (cuff fabric)
  • 1/2 yard of Bella Solid in Gray (accent fabric)
  • Aurifil 50wt cotton thread in Light Sand

You will also need:

  • A rotary cutter
  • A rotary cutting ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins or clips


This pattern is written for standard size pillowcases. Finished size will be 31" x  20".


Cut main fabric 27” x width of fabric (wof)

Cut cuff fabric 9” x wof

Cut accent fabric 2” x wof

Trim off selvedge edges on all strips.


Press accent strip in half, long edges lining up, with wrong sides together.

Lay cuff fabric out flat with the right side up. Lay main fabric on top of cuff, right side up, matching long edges along the top. Lay accent strip on top of main fabric with the raw edges lining up with the top raw edges of main and cuff fabric.


Roll up the other edge of main fabric.

Fold up the other edge of cuff fabric to meet lined up raw edges along the top of the layered fabrics from step 3.

It will look like a long roll. Pin or clip all raw edges together.

Stitch through all layers with a 1/4” seam allowance.

Pull the roll right side out.

Press cuff and accent away from main fabric.

French seam to form pillowcase - fold in half with right sides facing out (should measure about 21”x31” when folded). Line up raw edges along top and side. Stitch top and side with a 1/4” seam allowance.

Turn inside out. Press seams flat.

Stitch along top and side edges with a 1/2” seam.

Turn right side out. Press. Enjoy your new pillowcase!

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