Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sewing Pillow Cases

I found these pillow case kits from my stash this weekend. I bought them a long time ago from a fabric convention and finally got around to finishing them. I don't know why it took me so long to make these.

The green flower one is for my mom and the pink heart one is for me.

These pillow cases are finished with French hem technique. French hem allows you to hide the raw edges of fabric by overcasting the seam allowance to prevent fabric from unraveling. This technique gave my pillow cases a professional finish look.

Fabric used: Lotus by Amy Butler for Rowan fabrics

I don't have the name of this fabric I used :(

My mom is so happy with the pillow case I made her, and it goes so well with her bedding. However, I think I really should have gotten two of each kit. I mean, one pillow?! Come on! So I searched around on the internet and was able to find the same Amy Butler fabric I used for my mom so I can make her a pair. I ordered this fabric from QuiltHome on Saturday and already got it today in the mail. QuiltHome was fantastic to work with; my order was correct, and I received it so fast even with regular shipping! I will definitely order form this place again.

Have you made pillow cases before? I think they are great sewing projects for beginners.


Katie said...

Itsn't it funny the things you can dig out of your stash?
The heart fabric looks like it came from Prints Charming, maybe from their "Two Young Street" line?

The Tanguays said...

Your pillowcases look amazing. My wife and I are also sewing pillowcases but we are doing it for children battling life changing illnesses. Check out our blog

Sharon Troia said...

These are beautiful... Makes me want to sew!

Maryse said...

These are the most beautiful pillow cases I've ever seen! What a great idea! Pillow cases are often so boring. Just looking at them you feel like sleeping ;-)