Monday, May 17, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Untutorial: Fresh Pillowcases

Do you love this fabric? I purchased it a year ago from a lady who was selling off her gigantic stash of great, great prints.
The walls of our bedroom are painted a faint blue and I always like to have something green to go along. I love greens...
(And if you've never played around with Etsy's color search feature, it's pretty fun.)

Back to the untutorial. As I'm finding myself with smaller bits of time to devote to sewing, I'm finding myself making more things sans pattern. It's working so well (you be the judge of that) that I thought I'd share some of my untutorials with you.

Untutorial: Fresh Pillowcases
1. Dig through your fabric stash and locate a moderately large piece of fabric you really like to look at. Soft is nice. Big print or small print. Anything you'd like to put your face on.
2. From your linen closet, choose a pillowcase that has a length and width that works well on your pillows and your bed.
3. Fold your ironed fabric in half, right sides together, and trace the pillowcase (leaving seam allowances and the open-edge hem allowance).
4. Iron hems and sew. Don't even pin this one.
5. Turn right side out.
6. Take a nap or, more realistically, get started on dinner and know that when you head to bed tonight you'll be greeted by your lovely, and more importantly, completed sewing project. Ah.