Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Patriotic Project.....

Patriotic Pillowcase!

This is a cute and easy project.  I made these for my cute grandchildren (shhhh...don't tell them...they are in the mail). They are a quick way to give a hug to your children or grandchildren...and it is a very simple process! These are Pillowcases by the way!

You will need the following material:  3/4 yard of 45" fabric for the case, and 1/4 yard of your border fabric.  Use a standard pillowcase as a pattern. Remember to add 1/2" seam allowance to all sewing edges.  I placed the fold of the pillowcase on the fold of the fabric to make it easy. 

Fold the edge piece in half lengthwise

Once your pieces are cut, fold the border in half lengthwise

Pin the border edges to the edge of your pillow case.

Sew a 5/8" seam allowance along the raw edge.

I like to finish off the edges with my Serger.  You could also accomplish with an overcast stitch on your  sewing machine or use pinking shears.

Pin right sides together.

Sew long the raw edges along the raw edges only.

Drop you needle and lift up the pressure foot to turn the corner.  Finish the raw edges as you did previously.

Turn the pillowcase inside out.  Use a pointed instrument (I am using my scissors) to poke out the corners.

Press the pillow case to flatten the seams and give a crisp clean look

As I have more  than one grandchild, I used 3 different types of that everyone can have their very own.

This is a fun and simple project that gives them a little hug from Grandma & Grandpa (or Mom and Dad, etc) at night. It's easy and inexpensive to do....

Try it!

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