Friday, June 7, 2013

Getting ready

Later this month we will have a few visitors. Little Luc, Patric, their mom and dad will be visiting family in Ontario. Since Luc is now a big boy and sleeping in a big bed, I thought it might be nice to make him a special pillowcase. He loves cars, trucks and anything with wheels.

I came upon this very easy pattern and instructions on the web for a pillowcase and decided to give it a try. They are, after all, instructions for teaching children how to sew.

After reading the instructions, I wasn't quite sure how it was going to turn out and wasn't sure on the placement of the fabric. As you can see, the pattern goes (in my mind) the wrong way. Never fear, since this was the prototype. If Luc doesn't want it, I can always donate it. I must say, I was impressed with the instructions (step by step photos were included) and the ease with which it all went together. The only hard thing was measuring and cutting anything that was 41 inches wide.

These are the real ones. So now Luc has a choice of a blue trim or an orange trim. If you click on the photo, you will see that there are different cars on the fabric. I used up all the fabric that I bought on my last purchase for the body of these two pillowcases. The blue broadcloth trim was a leftover from the prototype and it is all gone now too. I still have a whole metre of the blue that I purchased and all but10 inches of the orange left. I guess I could make a summer short-sleeved shirt or two for Luc...


  1. Great Pillowcases, I am sure he will love them.

  2. What a fun way to make bedtime special. He's sure to love his pillow cases.

  3. Those turned out darling - bet you can't wait til they get there!!!

  4. They look super. I'd never have thought of making my own pillow cases.


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