DIY Christmas Pillowcases

As I’ve mentioned before, this year we are having quite a few visitors during the holiday season. I decided to whip up a bunch of Christmas pillowcases for all of our house guests using my ‘15-Minute Pillowcase Tutorial‘. I thought it would be a festive and fun gesture to have new pillowcases for our house guests to use to rest their tired heads.


These pillowcases were made using the ‘15-Minute Pillowcase Tutorial‘ that can be found HERE.

These pillowcases sew together really quickly. You can make a bunch of them in assembly line style in no time. The longest part of the process is actually cutting all the fabric, but again, assembly line style is key if you are making a bunch.




The only part of the ‘15 Minute Pillowcase Tutorial‘ that I changed was the little accent strip in between the main part of the fabric and the edge band fabric. For these pillowcases, I made the accent strip half as wide as I did on the other pillowcases. You can do this either way, but for these pillowcases I just wanted to see what it would look like with a smaller strip. And to tell you the truth, I think I like it better. But if you want the accent fabric to be more noticeable, definitely go with the wider measurement from the original tutorial.



I used Anna Griffin’s ‘Isabelle’ fabric collection for these pillowcases. I don’t think it is still in print, but you should be able to find some of the collection here and there if you like this line……just do a Google search.


This is the same fabric that I used for our Holiday Tablecloth (tutorial found HERE). I am just so drawn to the vintage look and feel and since I had some left over I thought, why not turn it into some pillowcases?

This fabric is high-quality quilting cotton so it feels great against the skin and washes very well. Make sure to choose a nice, quality fabric when making these Christmas pillowcases for your special house guests, family or friends.

We have our second round of company coming for a visit this weekend… dad and brother. I’m really looking forward to spending time with them and letting them choose their Christmas pillowcase!

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  1. What a great idea. Those pillow cases are so sweet! What a special touch for Christmas.

  2. I love that fabric, may have to do a Google search! What a great idea, think I will make some for next year.

  3. bellissima stoffa, perfetta per natale,e i cuscini sono molto belli!

  4. CUTE !!! love pillowcases out of quilting cottons ; they do feel good ! and look great !

  5. I’m going to continue my pillowcase making and make three to gift the kids Christmas Eve with their Christmas jammies! I can’t wait!!

  6. Love your blog, these pillows are so lovely and easy to do – I’m quite into my crafting too and have recently made some lovely cushions! Check out my blog:

  7. Love the fabrics! I made my children a Christmas pillowcase a few days ago and used my embroidery machine to add their name on the edge piece. They love them!

  8. All I can say is: I wish I were a guest in YOUR house! They are not only so pretty and festive, but you will make everyone feel special.

  9. I love that fabric, too! And the thin stripe seems perfect. Merry Christmas!

  10. These are so pretty and you take such nice photos to really show them off.

  11. Great idea and I love the fabrics you chose! What a special way to welcome your guests. I love to make my own pillowcases. It’s one of those things that is really expensive to buy in stores and I’m not sure why. As a result, I’ve ended up with a large collection of vintage pillowcases that I’ve picked up along the way, as well as the ones I’ve made.


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