I know everyone out there probably already knows how to make a pillowcase with French seams but some people still ask me about how to do it, so here goes.
¾ yard main print (1 ¼ yard if print is directional)
1/8 yard trim fabric
1/3 yard cuff fabric
1. From the 1/8 yard of trim cut a 2 inch strip the width of the fabric
2. From the 1/3 yard cuff fabric cut a 9 inch strip the width of the fabric
3. Fold the trim in half lengthwise (wrong sides together) and press. Also press the cuff and main fabric open.
4. Lay the cuff fabric right side up on the table.
9. Because the width of the 3 fabrics are slightly different just line them up on one edge. It will be evened up later.
10. Bring the cuff fabric up over the rolled up main fabric. Align the raw edges removing the 4 pins from step 7 and re-pin the roll
Making a French Seam: With pillow case folded in half with wrong sides together. Starting at the cuff and using a very scant ¼ inch seam allowance sew down the long edge, pivot, sew across the bottom of the case.
Turn the case inside out and press the seam. Using a 3/8 inch seam allowance start sewing at the cuff across the long side, pivot and sew across the bottom. This will encase the previous seam. Turn right side out and press.