Halloween Pillowcase Tradition & Tutorial

by Mel

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The Halloween pillowcase tradition is a simple one to spruce up the bedrooms during October. Be sure to check out the 15 Minute Pillowcase Tutorial to learn to sew a Halloween pillowcase quickly!

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Halloween Pillowcase Tradition

It was tradition in my family growing up to spruce up our beds each October with a Halloween pillowcase. Since there were 7 of us kids, there were plenty to switch around each week between all of us. Now that my boy is old enough for a real pillow, I decided that this was the year to start the Halloween Pillowcase tradition for my own family.

I took him to the fabric store and let him help me pick out some fabric. And by let him help me, I mean I wouldn’t let him get the uber freaky or really cheesy fabrics. 🙂 There isn’t anything wrong with narrowing down options, right?

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15-Minute Pillowcase Tutorial

Want to know how to make a Halloween pillowcase in 15 Minutes? I’ve written a step-by-step photo tutorial right over here. Trust me, if I can sew pillowcases, sew can you! Pun intended. Don’t hate me,I couldn’t resist! 🙂

Click here for the 15 Minutes Holiday Pillowcase Tutorial 

What you’ll need for a holiday pillowcase: 

  • 1 total yard of fabric for a standard size pillowcase (3/4 yard + 1/4 yard if using 2 types of fabric)
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing machine
  • pumpkin to put on the nightstand (totally optional, but doesn’t it look festive?)

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^Trying it out. Just look at that smirk! I think he likes it!

Do you use holiday pillowcases? There is still plenty of time to start the Halloween Pillowcase tradition!

This post was part of the 31 Days of Halloween Series. Check out all the other simple Halloween food, traditions, and game ideas right here

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Marcelle September 30, 2014 - 4:50 am

Scott and I love this! Sewing is not my forte or my favorite thing to do, but I could get over that to make my little ones happy during Halloween eh?!!

Lexi @That Fit Fam September 6, 2017 - 10:07 pm

This is the cutest tradition! My son LOVES halloween! I need to do this!

Melissa Sunday September 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm

He will love it! Be sure to check out my 15 minute pillowcase tutorial I’ll be posting tomorrow!

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