This was my first sewing project in months, also it was my first time making a pillowcase/cover.
I was looking for a gift to give to my little niece but I didn’t know what, I only knew it had to be something with the Despicable Me Minions. I remembered she got her own bed not long ago; that is when I decided to make her a pillowcase. First I thought to crochet the pillowcase like a minion, then to hand paint a pillowcase, but at the end I decided to buy an already printed t-shirt and turn it into a pillowcase because I didn’t have enough time to try things out.
Although it was going to be a decorative pillow I wanted it to be easy to wash, that is why I couldn’t sew it shut and I didn’t want the pillowcase to have buttons or a zipper, snaps would have been fast and easy to put on but the t-shirt was made of tissue jersey fabric and it would have ripped. At the end I thought it was best if it was an envelope-backed pillowcase/cover.
I bought a 12″ x 16″ pillow and a XL men’s shirt, I grabbed the pillow first then I went to look for the t-shirt. I quickly measured the printed part of the t-shirt on the pillow to see if the design fit on the pillow.
I got home, ate breakfast and started to work on it. I know it doesn’t take much time to make it but I wanted the two seams to look the same so I use the bottom, front and back of the t-shirt for the back of the pillowcase, so at the end it was three pieces to sew.
Later, I decided to sew the Despicable Me printed piece on the back. I had to sew it by hand because my machine started to eat the thread.