Reverse Applique Pillow
Tutorial for pillowcase:
- ½ yard fabric for pillowcase
- assorted scraps (for handprints and heart)
- ¼” fusible webbing (Wonder Tape)
- ½ yard lightweight-medium interfacing (I used Pellon Shapeflex 101)
- other basic sewing tools and sewing machine
I have 2 kids, so my project has 2 handprints. Really though, you can have as many or as little as you like, but you may need a bigger pillow if you add more than 4 handprints.
You can trace the handprints onto regular paper if you like, or simply take a photocopy and cut the copy out! Make sure when tracing or photocopying, that the hand is splayed enough that the fingers are not touching each other.
Pick some scraps big enough to overlap each handprint by about 2” – maybe have each child pick their own scrap to help personalize it even more!
Once you’ve cut the fabric, lay it out and, on the wrong side of the fabric, mark a line parallel to the short sides, 9” from the left, and another line 25” from the left edge – you should have a 16” section now, slightly off centre. Fold the outer edges in (wrong sides together) to overlap over the middle section and press in place along the lines you marked.
Add small pieces of Wonder Tape all around the outline of the hand, as close to the outline mark as possible.
Repeat with remaining handprint(s) and heart.
Fold in each short edge by a scant ½”, press in place and fold in again, hiding raw edges inside the fold to create a “hem” on each short end, then stitch in place.
Now turn right side out and admire your new pillowcase!