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!