Here’s how

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Better Sewing -

Hem the 2 short edges of the long rec­tan­gle. Do this by sewing ¼ inch all the way along the short edge. Fold the fab­ric to­wards the wrong side along the sewn line, press. Fold the fab­ric again to­wards the wrong side, and press. Sew along the folded edge with a straight stitch in a match­ing colour to the linen.

STEP 2 Fold the linen in half right sides fac­ing to­gether, and pull one edge of the fab­ric up so it is over-hang­ing by 31cm (di­a­gram 1). Fold over the ex­tra fab­ric down (di­a­grams 2 & 3). Pin the sides in place and sew a seam along both sides (di­a­gram 4). Sew each side again with a zigzag stitch; this will give strength and stop fur­ther fray­ing of the seams.

STEP 3 Pull the pil­low­case the right way around and in­sert pil­low form.

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