My daughter asked me to make a pillowcase for her using some fabric from a long abandoned project. Honestly, pillowcase projects are the best for using up odds and ends and giving a boost with a quick to stitch project!
This project took much longer that it should have since I was trying to figure out how to make a closed pillowcase with french seams. The pillowcase came out great but after a couple of mini-pillowcase fails, I ended up using an overcast stitch that looks and acts very much like a serger stitch. On my Elna 7300, it is stitch 070. The instruction book description is: a reinforced straight stitch and zigzag are sewn simultaneously. It is sewn with an overlock foot and it is brilliant!!
Another testament to what I don’t know about my machine but will save me so much time in the future. I doubt I will ever do the french seams on any pillowcase again!!
In future, I would guess that it should take less than 1 hour to prep and stitch up pillowcase.