I thought I'd show you a new little obsession that I can totally blame on my mom. (Yes mom, you.) Pillow cases, I know, totally revolutionary! They're so simple to make and the possibilities are endless. I made pairs for some of my married & co-habitating friends for Christmas.
A Christmas-y set...
With a fun specialty stitch, tiny Christmas trees. These ones were for a newishly married pair starting their own new traditions.
A boy/girl cow poke set for my favorite rodeo fans. These prints were just too cute to resist!
See how they're similar, but different? Absolutely adorable!
And a pretty batik set for my uber talented friend who made her own bed set last spring.
I really wanted to make something coordinating, but not too matchy-matchy. I think these hit the mark.
These pillow cases are really so simple to make and they don't take that much fabric, less than a yard for one, and singles are great, especially for kiddos, but for us grown ups too! I have some flannel that I'm going to use to make my husband and I each a new pillow case for camping, soft, warm flannel makes lovely pillowcases (and warm ears!).
I've made a few more since these ones at Christmas, this newest one is my favorite, I made it for my nine year old niece.
I found this colorful shoe ribbon and had to get it, I used it as a special trim on the very edge of her pillowcase. I hope she likes it, I'm sending it to her for Valentines Day.
This is the tutorial I used to make my cases. Try one, it's fun! Especially great for you quilters who need a quick fix and have left overs. Oooh, a matching quilt & pillow case! I'll have to keep that in mind for my next quilt.
I really enjoy simple and quick sewing projects like these, it's nice to be able to knock something out and be happy with the results, I see more pillow cases in my future. As I'd mentioned before, my mom introduced me to this, she was making them for a pillowcase drive for ConKerr Cancer, it's a great cause, check it out if you have a moment.
Hope you're having a great weekend!