||-With right sides together stitch
the bottom of the pillowcase closed.
-Set the pillowcase aside.
-Fold the ruffle in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press.
-Gather the ruffle.
-Pin the ruffle to the right side of the pillowcase. While pinning, ease the gathered
ruffle evenly around the pillowcase.
-Sew the ruffle to the pillowcase.
-With the zig-zag stitch, hem the facing.
-Sew the right side of the facing to the ruffle seam allowance.
-Fold the facing to the inside of the pillowcase and iron.
-Sew 5 button-holes along the edge of the pillow case. Sew the button-holes through the
-Sew 5 buttons in place.
-Cut a rectangle of the muslin 28" X 22".
-Fold in half right sides together forming a rectangle 14" X 22".
-With right sides together, stitch it closed using a 1/2" seam allowance. Leave a
5" opening on the bottom seam for turning.
-Turn and stuff with poly-fil. Blind-stitch the opening closed.
-Slip the pillow form into the pillowcase and button it closed.
Inside the Freedom pillow
showing the facing.
*1-1/3 yd. red striped ticking- pillow case- MODA Fabrics #1700-48
*3/4 yd. muslin-pillow
*18" X 18" Prairie cloth, linen or tightly woven fabric- background of Freedom
cross-stitch (Choose a piece light enough so the stamping will show up.)
*20 oz. Polyfil
*5 buttons LaMode 3/4" Antique silver with a flower.
(I know that you will want these....they are so sweet!)
*DMC floss # 75
Pillow case Instructions:
All measurements include a 1/2" seam allowance.
-Cut a rectangle of the ticking fabric 23-1/2" X 28- 1/2" long.
-Cut 2 bias strips 7" wide for the ruffle from the ticking. Sew the 2 strips together
to make about 48" of 3-1/2" finished ruffle.
-Cut a bias strip 3-1/2" X 28-1/2". This will be used for the facing. Set aside.
-Fold the ticking pillowcase in half creating a rectangle 23-1/2" X 14". Set
-Follow the instructions for the iron-on transfer sampler and iron the pattern on to the
background fabric you have chosen.
-Stitch the Freedom Sampler pattern with 2 strands of DMC floss #75.
-Trim the backgound fabric of the Freedom Sampler to 9-1/2" X 17-1/2".
-Pull 6 threads on all four sides to make the fringe.
-Place the stitched Freedom Sampler on the ticking. Center the design 2-1/2" from the
left edge of the pillow and 3-1/2" from the right edge. This allows extra space on
the right side for the buttons.
-Baste in place and stitch the Freedom Sampler to the front of the pillow ticking. Use the
zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine with matching thread.
-With right sides together stitch the left side of the pillowcase closed.
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