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Menswear Bedding




Shirting fabrics come in a variety of handsome hues and subtle patterns that go with solid-color bed linens. Here, a band of different fabrics is sewn to the top of a flat sheet, and similar bands create cuffs on the pillowcases. See the how-tos for the tuxedo pillow and the water-bottle cozy.


  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Assorted striped cotton shirting fabric
  • Top sheet and standard pillowcases
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Iron


  1. Step 1


    With a ruler, rotary cutter, and cutting mat, measure and cut an assortment of 8-inch-wide fabric rectangles; the lengths may vary. You will need enough rectangles to create a strip that's as wide as the sheet plus 1 inch. Pin rectangles together end to end, then sew with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Press seams open with iron. Turn long edges under 1/2 inch, and press; repeat with short edges. Fold the strip in half lengthwise; press.

  2. Step 2


    Fit the folded and pressed strip over the top edge of sheet; pin in place. Sew along all 3 sides 1/8 inch from the folded edge of strip, making sure the needle catches the bottom layer of fabric.

  3. Step 3

    Sew an 8-inch-wide fabric strip (attaching smaller pieces if desired) whose length is equal to the circumference of the pillowcase opening, plus 1 inch. Stitch the short edges together, right sides facing, with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, creating a loop; press. Turn the long edges under 1/2 inch; iron. To make a cuff, turn loop right side out, fold in half, and press. Fit cuff over the edge of pillowcase. Pin around opening and edge-stitch to finish.



Reviews (1)

  • DarrenAus2013 22 Apr, 2013

    This is really creative guys, i'll probably look into it as bedding costs are so extreme these days, costs you an arm and a leg just for a pillow case!

    Darren from Right Buy