Check it out, ladies: a pillowcase that you can totally wear to the office!
* 1 pillowcase
* 1 zipper (7" or 9")
* Sewing machine (You can also sew by hand.)
* Seam ripper
* Straight pins
* Fabric scissors or rotary cutter
* Fabric pencil/tailor chalk
* Measuring tape/ruler
Step 1: Prepare Pillowcase
Iron your pillowcase flat. Cut off the finished (open) end just below the seam. You will use this piece to create the waistband later.
Step 2: Zipper Opening
Center the seam at the back, and press the pillowcase. Open the back seam from the top, creating a space long enough to fit your zipper.
At this point, to avoid unraveling the rest of the back seam, you should stitch a few times back and forth over the bottom of the opening you just made to secure any loose threads. (You can see my stitches in the photo below.)
Note: If your pillowcase has two side seams, you can insert the zipper in either of the sides instead of the back.
Step 3: Press Zipper Opening
Before laying the zipper in place, turn skirt inside out and fold back the unfinished edges of the opening about ¼" and press.
Step 4: Place Zipper
Lay the zipper in place, taking care to center it in the opening. (Please excuse the magical color-changing zipper. I was working on 2 skirts at the same time.)
Step 5: Pin Zipper
Pin the zipper into place.
Step 6: Sew Zipper
Stitch around the edge of the zipper, securing it in place.
Step 7: Press Skirt
Turn skirt right side out, centering the zipper in the back, and press.
Step 8: Mark Center
Find the center of the top of the skirt and mark it.