Thursday, November 19, 2009

Craftastic Weekend Project: Pony Pillows!

We thought we'd share this super simple weekend project--pillowcases! When this over-the-top unicorn/pony/pegasus fabric came in, we thought dreamy pillowcases would be the perfect project. Every 5 year old girl (and perhaps a few grown-up girls) will want these pillowcases in their soft pinks, purples and yellows.

If you need to make some for yourself or someone you know, here's how:
For each pillow you will need 5/8 yd each of two coordinating 44" wide fabrics.
  1. Cut pieces: Leave fabric folded as you bought it and cut each piece from fold to selvedge so that they measure 20" by 44" (unfolded). Do this for both the main fabric and edge fabric. The edge fabric you will also cut along the fold so you have 2 squares, each 20" x 22".
  2. Sew edging onto main pillow: Line one 20" side of edge fabric up with the selvedge of your main fabric right sides together and sew them together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Repeat with the other edge onto the other side of the pillow. Fold and press the opposite edge of the edge fabric in a 1/2" along the edge. Now fold your edge piece over so the folded edge lines up with the wrong side (inside) of the selvedge. Top stitch this on so that the edge piece of your pillow is folded over, thus making the final edge 20" long by 11" wide.
  3. Seam pillow sides: Now turn your pillow inside out and line up the raw edges. Stitch these together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Serge or zigzag to finish. Repeat with other side.
Enjoy your adorable new pillowcases! Sweet dreams!

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