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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pillowcases For Grandkids

Wednesday night our church group got together and made pillowcases to donate to a local charity that helps out homeless children and their families. We bought pillows and made the pillowcases to go on them. They turned out so cute and were so easy that I had to come home and make more. I got a bit carried away and made more. Now my grandchildren will each be getting one for Christmas.

You will need:
3/4 yard (27 inches) of the main fabric
1/4 yard (9 inches) of coordinating fabric for the cuff
2 inch strip of solid fabric for trim or 44 inch long crochet trim
I didn't do a step by step but if you would like a great tutorial you can go here. As you can see there are no exposed seams, all are enclosed when you sew. Makes them really wear well too. And you can taylor the fabric to the persons interests.

This one is my favorite one so far, it is funny too since I have had this fabric around the house for several years and never really cared for it. Someone gave it to me and I could never think of anything to do with it. This is perfect, just right for my three year old grandson.

These are for my granddaughters. I made them each just a bit different so they could tell them apart. Now to make some more superhero ones for the grandsons. Even though I didn't get this idea from Pinterest it is out there so I am counting this as another Pinterest challenge. I haven't kept up on the weekly challenge like I had wanted to, life takes over, but I will try to do at least a monthly one.

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Sunday Showcase Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Vikki, this is a great idea! I haven't considered making my own pillow cases, but how fun is that to get what you want by doing it yourself. Hope everyone enjoys your talented efforts and has sweet dreams as a result! Thanks so much for stopping in at Quirky Vistas and taking the time to leave me a comment. Love it!

    1. Thanks Liz, they were so fun to make. I am addicted now and keep coming up with more combinations. My poor grandchildren are going to have pillowcases every holiday for a long time.

  2. so cute Vikki. The kids are going to love them. : )