Today we will learn how to sew a doll pillowcase with this free doll pillowcase pattern. This is the best part of the 4 part doll bedding series. Pillowcases that fit perfectly and also allow for fabulous finishing touches for your child’s favorite toys will complete the designer doll bedding look.
Doll Pillowcase Pattern: Video
Here is the video showing you how to make the doll pillows. The video is 6 minutes long and will show you the 2 styles of pillowcases along with the pillow insert.
So pour a cup of tea and grab a biscuit to munch on before you start. Chocolate biscuits of course! I post weekly sewing and craft videos so I'd love you to subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Doll Pillowcase Pattern: Supplies
What you will need
- Scrap fabric
- Your doll pillow insert (see my tutorial on how to make a doll pillow)
Doll Pillowcase Pattern: Instructions
See all the tutorials in my free doll bedding sewing pattern series -
- PART 1 - Free Doll Pillow Pattern - For the insert
- PART 2 - Free Doll Pillowcase Pattern - 2 styles
- PART 3 - Free Doll Mattress Sewing Pattern
- PART 4 - Free Doll Blanket Sewing Pattern
Learn More About Sewing for Dolls
Read my tutorial on making doll clothing for a great overview of the best fabrics, tools, and techniques for sewing for dolls.
STYLE 1 - PLAIN DOLL PILLOWCASE
To make a plain pillowcase for your doll bed pillow, cut 2 pieces of fabric
- FRONT – 11 ¼ inches (28.5cm) x 7 inches (17.8cm)
- BACK – 13 ¼ inches (33.5cm) x 7 inches (17.8cm)
On the WRONG side of both the front and back piece, press one of the short edges over by ¼ inch (6mm) and then ¼ inch (6mm) again to form a narrow hem. Stitch across the hems.
Put the front and back together with the RIGHT sides together aligning the unhemmed edges.
Fold the hemmed end of the back over the front.
Stitch around the sides and bottom with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam. Finish the edges with a zig-zag stitch or serger to stop them fraying and clip the corners.
Turn your doll pillowcase to the RIGHT side and give it a good press.
All finished and ready to put your doll pillow insert inside! Ready for play.
STYLE 2 - TAILORED DOLL PILLOWCASE
To make a pillowcase with a border for your doll bed pillow, cut 3 pieces of fabric
- FRONT –9 ½ inches (24cm) x 7 inches (17.8cm)
- BORDER – 4 ½ inches (11.4cm) x 7 inches (17.8cm)
- BACK – 13 ¾ inches (35cm) x 7 inches (17.8cm)
Press the border in half width-wise with the WRONG sides together.
With RIGHT sides together, stitch the border to the front along one edge. Finish the seam.
Open up the border and press the seam. I added some pretty lace along the seam.
On the WRONG side of the back piece, press one of the short edges over by ¼ inch (6mm) and then ¼ inch (6mm) again to form a narrow hem. Stitch across the hem.
Put the front and back together with RIGHT sides together aligning the unhemmed edges.
Fold the hemmed end of the back over the front border.
Stitch around the sides and bottom with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam. Finish the edges with a zig-zag stitch or serger to stop them fraying. Clip the bottom corners.
Turn your pillow to the RIGHT side and give it a good press. And now you have 2 great looking doll pillowcases ready to insert into your pillow insert.
More Doll Patterns
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I also have more free doll clothing patterns