Ok, let’s talk Minky! I absolutely LOVE Minky fabric! But, it was a little tricky to work with at first. Maybe because I had almost no sewing experience when I first decided to make something with Minky. After several years of working with Minky fabric, I’ve found there are a few tricks to it, so I’ve made y’all this DIY Minky Pillowcase Tutorial to get you started on the right foot!
You will Need:
- 1 yard Minky Fleece Fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Clips or Pins
- Walking Foot (Optional but Highly Recommended)
DIY Minky Pillowcase Tutorial
I know there are a ton of different ways to make pillowcases, but this is my very favorite! These are super cozy and everyone LOVES them!
1 | Cut the Fabric
Minky fabric is 57″ wide on a standard bolt.
2 | Sew the Sides
With right sides facing each other, pin or clip the long sides. I have recently found these clips and they are the freaking best things when you are sewing with Minky. They hold better than regular sewing pins and you don’t have to worry about trying to get a dull pin through the fabric. (Because really, who doesn’t have that one super dull pin that you can never seem to find until you try to pin Minky.)
Using a walking foot, sew the long sides of the fabric. Note that you don’t have to use a walking foot, but it makes sewing Minky fabric sooooooooo much easier!
3 | Fold Over the Edge
Fold the open edge over 3 inches. Clamp or pin around the edge to hold the fold in place.
4 | Sew
Stitch along the folded in edge of the fabric all the way around. This will help us enclose the raw edges.
5 | Clip It
The trick to super crisp looking corners is to clip them at a steep angle instead of the typical 45 degree angle.
6 | Done!
Now it’s time to enjoy your super cozy minky pillowcases! These are my absolute favorite! And they make a fantastic last-minute Christmas gift that everyone will love!
Questions, comments, concerns? As always, I’m happy to help you if I can! Just leave me a comment below!
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