IKEA like pillowcase top tutorial


Thank you for stopping by!

I would like to make a quick post to show you my finished pillowcase and share how to make the top.


This IKEA like pillowcase looks very nice on IKEA chair! lol  This pillowcase is very easy to make and quick project for every skill level of sewers.


You need (4)10″x 22″ fabrics for the top.

From each color, cut (2)3.5″x 22″ strips and (1)2.5″x 22″ strip.


From each color,

Cross cut into (6)3.5″x 3.5″ squares from one 3.5″ width of strip and (3)3.5″x 3.5″ squares from the other strip.

Cross cut into (8)2.5″x 2.5″ squares from 2.5″ width of strip and (1) 2.5″x 2.5″ square from remaining 3.5″ width of strip.

You have (9)3.5″x 3.5″ squares and (9) 2.5″x 2.5″ squares from each color of fabric.

If you want to use your scraps, you need,

(36)3.5″x 3.5″ squares and (36) 2.5″x 2.5″ squares in total. 


So what I did was, took each color of (9)2.5″ squares and divided to three of (3)2.5″ squares. And make sure that these divided 2.5″ squares are not the same color of 3.5″ squares when you make four sets of (9)3.5″x 3.5″ squares and (9) 2.5″x 2.5″ squares. Refer to the above photo.

Draw a diagonal line on back of the 2.5″ square. Layer the square onto the corner of 3.5″ square. The right sides together, sew on the line. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″, open the seam and press. Repeat the steps.

Gather four units. I took one from each set. Sew the units together. Open the seam and press.


Unfinished block size is 6.5″x 6.5″.  Make 9 blocks.


Each row has 3 blocks and each column has 3 blocks.  Piece them together. Open the seam and press.

This pillowcase top unfinished size is 18.5″x 18.5″.

Finish up the pillowcase using your preferred method.


I machine quilted 1/4″ away from the pieced line. I used Aurifil 50wt #2783 for quilting and it worked perfectly!

I did easy envelope backing to finish up this pillowcase with no binding. I was a little worried about no binding but it looks nice and I love it!


It’s perfect here!

I enjoyed this quick project and want to make another one!!!

Please share your creations using #ikealikepillowcase and #satomiquiltspattern on Instagram!

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy making too!

Happy Spring!


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