How to make a top from a pillowcase

By popular demand I’ve made a tutorial on how to make my pillowcase top! Thanks to all of you for your interest, and your patience while I put this tutorial together!So without much further ado, here’s the pattern & instructions in a pdf so you can download it . Please let me know if you have any trouble downloading it, I had to zip it, and it’s the first time I’ve attached a document to a post! So yeah, not feeling too confident that I got it right! Just be aware of the fact that I have not graded this pattern for other sizes, it is simply a copy of my personal pattern. So you will need to make alterations for your size.

I’ve focused on how to make this top using a pillowcase, but you could just as easily make this top with store bought fabric!!

I’d love to post up pictures of your versions of this top, so if you do make yourself a “pillowcase top”, (and don’t mind!) please email me a photo of your creation and I’ll post it up!!

Oh and when you print the pattern & instructions out make sure you choose the “no page scaling” option in the print options, otherwise the size of the pattern pieces will change:

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  1. Faye Lewis says

    Thanks for sharing your pattern, I can’t wait to get a new pillow case to try it.

  2. tea and cake says

    This is the easiest pdf download I’ve ever got! I can’t wait to try it for my grand-daughter (who is taller than me!) A BIG THANK YOU x

  3. Sarajessica says

    Thank you so much, now I have something to experiment with trying to make som summery tops. ^_^

  4. says

    This is fantastic, thanks so much for sharing! I’ll be linking to this.

  5. Meg says

    Thanks ladies!

    I’m so happy you like the tut, and am thrilled about all of the linking you’ve been doing to it!

  6. Julie says

    hanks for the link. This is exactly the style I was looking for. Now let’s see if I can do it!

  7. Meg says

    It’s a pleasure julie! I hope it turns out well! You can always pop me an email if you have any trouble :)

  8. says

    This looks fantastic, and I’m looking forward to trying it. But I can’t find the attachment. Since everyone else seems to have downloaded it just fine, I would guess I’m just overlooking it. Where on the page should I be looking? Thanks!!

  9. Anjeanette says

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I love to see the feminine things you make and wear. I am totally in need of something soft and pretty for the summer. Thanks again!