Monday, May 18, 2009

One project down...3 to go

So this super cute pillow case was not on the list but birthday parties come up and I like to make something to go along with the store bought gift. EJ said her friends favorite color was yellow and that she really liked dogs. I let her pick out the fabrics from my stash and then I tracked down some dog appliques.

This was a fast project (faster without the applique). I think about 1 hour. All the seams are finished. I like french seams a lot and found several good tutorials/refreshers on pillow cases and french seams here, here, here, here and here. (I know a lot of links but each one offers something a little different.)

I could go into lengthy detail about how to make the pillow case but I don't want to bore you. Suffice it to say today I had time to iron/press between each step and I love how crisp the seams are. Lesson learned...Take time to press as you go!
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  1. Very pretty pillowcase. School will be out on Thursday which means we can get back to Kristina's list of projects. Pillowcase is at the top.

    Question - how do you get the here, here and here link to work in your post?

  2. Thank you for the link. I have never thought to sew pillow cases, but I can see my kids would love it if I did.