Showing posts with label Pillow Case Top. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pillow Case Top. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Updating A Plain Pillowcase Tutorial


I'm always looking for simple ideas to make Thom's room a little more special. A while ago I made some pretty petal pillowcases for a friend and ever since then I had been meaning to make something boyish for Thom.

This was a really simple project and may not cost you anything if you use an existing pillowcase. I had a new pillowcase I picked up from Target a while back, but I had everything else already.

Things you will need:
  • Pillowcase (new or old is fine)
  • Ric-rac (any width you have is fine really although the 25mm one is good for giving a more pronounced effect)
  • Strip of fabric approx 3 1/2 wide and slightly longer than the pillowcase (dig into that scrap basket!) 
The first step is to cut the fabric the length of the pillowcase adding a 1/4 inch extra on either end. Next sew the ric-rac to the wrong side of the fabric, lining it up against the edge of the fabric and stitch down the centre of the rid rac.

Next fold the fabric over on the centre line of the ric rac and iron to create a clean turned edge. Iron a 1/4 inch seam on the other edge and at the top and bottom of the fabric so it fits the length of the pillowcase perfectly. Pin and sew to pillowcase.

These would look great in some pretty florals too.

Happy sewing!

Caity x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Pretty Summer Tops to Sew


Well summer is officially over now - but here in Queensland we are lucky enough to be able to wear summer clothes for another couple months yet.

I found this cute pattern recently - it's a free pattern and really simple to make.

The only part I struggled with was the bias binding - I just never seem to get it quite right! but I think I did 'ok' here....I just used some lightweight voile I picked up recently at Spotlight for about $12m. 

I also made a simple shoulder tie top for myself - this top took about half and hour. I just made up the pattern myself - but there are plenty of free online patterns you can follow - just look up 'pillow case top' or 'simple top to sew'.

Well I better get out there and enjoy the last of the warm days here!