DIY Travel Pillow Cases

With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to make a few DIY Travel Pillow Cases!  This fun and easy method will allow you to make one for each person in your family.  They make great gifts too!  Let me show you how!

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Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase the fabric cutting instructions. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to purchase this file in my shop.

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Here are the materials you will need to make a Travel Pillow Case:

DIY Travel Pillow Case – Materials List
  • Pillow Case Pattern
  • Qty (1) 12” x 16” Pillow Form
  • ½ Yard of Fabric for your Main Print (*Royals Fabric)
  • ¼ Yard of Fabric for your Pillowcase Band (French Blue)
  • 1/8 Yard of Fabric for your Pillowcase Trim (White)
DIY Travel Pillow Case – Basic Supplies

Download my pattern for your cutting instructions and have a great time making your DIY Travel Pillow Case!  If you like video instructions; check out this video, which follows the same steps.  Please note that the video is showing you how to make a full-sized pillowcase.  The steps for the DIY Travel Pillow Case size are the same (just smaller).

Let me share a few pictures of some great group sewing events we had.  All the participants made their own DIY Travel Pillow Case!  Aren’t they fabulous??!?

Make a Travel Sized Pillow Case! This fun and easy method is quick and simple! Perfect for the beginner! Let me show you how! #sewing #TravelPillowCase #PillowcaseTutorial #RoadTrips #FreePattern #GiftIdeas #Sew #ForKids #HowToMake #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #Easy #Simple #SpringBreak #SummerVacation #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore


Make a Travel Sized Pillow Case! This fun and easy method is quick and simple! Perfect for the beginner! Let me show you how! #sewing #TravelPillowCase #PillowcaseTutorial #RoadTrips #FreePattern #GiftIdeas #Sew #ForKids #HowToMake #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #Easy #Simple #SpringBreak #SummerVacation #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

I hope you make lots and lots of these fun DIY Travel Pillow Cases!

Happy Sewing!

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Jelly Roll Quilt Race

On your mark, get set, SEW!!!!

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Making a Jelly Roll Quilt Top is a great project to try!  Even if you are not a first time quilter, these projects are extremely rewarding and made very easy because of the pre-cut fabrics available to the masses.

What is a Jelly Roll?  Jelly Rolls are collections of 2 1/2″ x 42″ strips of fabric.  Jelly Rolls typically include 40 – 46 strips of fabric (but the number of strips can vary, so pay close attention to what you get). Other fabric manufacturers offer similar products such as Pops, Twice the Charm, Rolls, Roll Ups and Rolie Polies – you get the picture!  Below is a lovely Roll-Up by Kona for Robert Kaufman.  Who doesn’t love a rainbow?

Here is a picture of a Jelly Roll Quilt Top that I finished, while at a KCMQG sewing retreat.  I used some leftover Kona jelly roll strips and whipped this up in a few hours.  I have plans to rent some time on a Long-Arm and finish this up so it can be donated to The Linus Project.

One of the great things about a Jelly Roll Quilt Top is picking out the fabric!  There are several local quilt shops that carry quality Jelly Roll Fabrics.  If you don’t have a local quilt shop nearby, you can also get these online.  Here are a few of my favorite local shops and online resources for quality Jelly Rolls:

We had a really fun workshop and everyone finished a quilt top!  Yay!!!

Sewing together is such fun!  Get a group together and make an evening of sewing!   Here is a link to a video on how these can come together quickly!

Once you make your first Jelly Roll Quilt Top – you will want to make more!  The precut Jelly Rolls are a fun way to enjoy your favorite fabric line.  Check out this online class to discover all sorts of possibilities!

If you prefer patterns in either hard copy or book form, here are some excellent resources!

I would love to hear what projects you have made (or plan to make) using Jelly Rolls!  There are ‘sew’ many possibilities!!!

Until next time – Happy Sewing!



Learning to Sew is Fun!

Our November 2016 Travel Pillow Sewing Class was a hit!  Each student picked their own fabric to make these fantastic creations!

Learn To Sew!  Travel Pillow Class - November 2016

Learn To Sew! Travel Pillow Class – November 2016

Kelsie, Haley and Addison each chose different fabrics and each Travel Pillowcase turned out great!  We learned about seam allowance and stitch length.

Kelsie used one of my vintage sewing machines to make her Travel Pillowcase.   Kelsie has sewn a few times before this class and was not at all intimidated by the process.  She chose a classic fabric combination and was able to make easy progress with the project.  Kelsie particularly loved using WonderClips instead of straight pins.  WonderClips are a perfect tool for the beginning sewist.  If you are not familiar with pinning 2 fabrics together, the WonderClips make an easier job of the task.



Addison took a sewing class from me during the summer.  In a previous class she made a couple headbands.  Addison loves to sew!  She has a love of fabric also – which makes my heart sing!  She was familiar with the seam allowance concept and applied her knowledge to this lesson.  Addison loves to sew FAST!  Addison used my Blue Beauty Vintage Sewing machine to make her Royals Travel Pillowcase.



Haley used her brand new sewing machine in class!  She has a new Brother Sewing Machine with several stick selections, a drop-in bobbin, computerized display and even a free arm!  She was a great student who read her manual (before class) and figured out how to thread her machine and wind her bobbin!  Haley was very precise in her stitching, which was made easier with her speed regulator on her new machine.  Haley even got to learn how to use a seam ripper!  She did a great job!


I enjoyed hosting this great group of girls and am so proud of their sewing accomplishments!  Well done everyone!

I am excited about our upcoming classes.  I have a packed line-up for the next month.  The upcoming classes will be Reversible Headbands, a Holiday Banner, Triangle Zipper Pouches and I am considering an advanced class for ID Wallets!  Enter a comment of a project you would like to learn or see me teach.  I would love to hear your thoughts and see your comments!

For more information on my upcoming classes, you can follow my Events page on Facebook, or check out my Events section on this website!

Happy Sewing Everyone!