Remember last February when I kept making Hot pads?
Well this year it seems to be pillow cases...What is it about February and sewing???
It must be the rainy northwest days with that hint of spring yet to come...it seems to turn my attention to colorful fabric in cheery shades of warmth.
It really all started when my daughter promised her brother a pillowcase ...For Christmas!?!
And she still hadn't gotten around to doing it.
With a friend sleeping over and a Saturday with no plans, we decided it was time to
"Get ur done."
Because I'm not about to be left out Ki and I went to the fabric store to get our material..
(And I must say I was very happy to find a deer fabric for my husband that wasn't too camouflagey, red neckish!)
Of course Auto had already picked out the beer fabric for her 21 year old brother...
This was KI's first sewing project. :) Ever!
I so feel bad this is the only picture I got of her...but her case was darling!
There are so many great pillow case tutorials on Pinterest,
I don't think you need another one form me....
BUT... because this is a DIY blog I will give it to you in a nut shell..
At the fabric store have them cut 3/4 a yard for the main fabric
1/4 for the trim
Simply pin the trim and main fabric together going the long way, (see top picture)
After that's sewn fold the trim in 1/2 and pin to the seam you just sewed. Folding the raw edge under 1/4 inch and sew again.
Fold the fabric in 1/2 right sides together and zip around it...
Ta-Da your done.
Two weeks later I whipped these up for my nieces kids...
I tell ya once ya get going it's hard to stop!
If you want to get a bit fancier check out these tutorials...
Anyway that's it for today and Thanks for stopping by!