Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pillowcases

I really enjoy sewing, especially to make something to wear or to beautify my home.


When we redecorated the girls room over a year ago we did bright colors on the walls and found curtains and blankets that had many bright colors in them.  Then I bought fabric in similar colors in one yard increments to make a pillowcase for each of the four girls.


Well, we ended up moving the little girls out into a room of their own and well, I never made the pillowcases.  However, recently we have put one of the colorful curtains into the little girls room where it looks cute and makes their room a bit darker in the mornings than their sheer curtain did, with the mini blind.


A few days ago I was looking at blogs and came across a tutorial for making pillowcases.  You can find this lovely blog here.  This tutorial is for handsewing but I used my machine.



They were so quick and easy to do.  Basically, you fold one yard of fabric in half width-wise, I trimmed 2 inches off, and then I made French seams, folded several inches on the open end to give a nice wide hem, and voila!  Finished!



Lindsay snatched them out from under the sleeping little girls this morning to take pictures of them!



It was fun trying out a decorative stitch....



Rachel's two pillows are the green and orange ones, and Sarah has the pink and the blue one.

They really only took me about 15 minutes per pillowcase.  I am so excited now because I can make really pretty pillowcases with all kinds of cool trims etc...Have you seen the price of pillowcases lately?  I could have some serious debt if I tried to have several sets of pillowcases per bed in this house!  Now I know I can make them.

What great gifts they would make!  Or an Etsy shop!  Oh the options are endless!

10 comments:

  1. Go for the Etsy shop!!!! I would love to see you have fun with these.

    They are so cute!

    Becky K.

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  2. They look great! The colors are so bright and cheerful!
    heehee, that's so funny that Lindsay sniched them from the sleeping sisters! =)

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  3. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Oh my goodness what a wonderful share today. I believe even I could make a pillowcase or two? or three? You have so inspired me.

    I love the girls bright colors, what fun rooms they must have. I so love it.

    I will check out the tutorial. I can't imagine sewing by hand, but I could handle the straight seams on my machine. Many thanks sweet friend.

    Country hugs,Sherry

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  4. Pillowcases are ridiculously expensive. Just to find one to embroider, that was cheap enough, wasn't an easy task. I need to make these and embroider on them!

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  5. i want a cute pillow case haha!! great idea though! and very colorful!

    katie

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  6. I just love those colors! Looks like a fun project. :)

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  7. Gee's, what a fab idea, and so cheap to boot. Your full of creativity.

    Thanks for sharing this one.

    Love & Prayers,
    Ronda

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  8. That is so cool! I love the colors you made yours in!

    Manuela

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