Have you got 10 minutes? That’s all you need to make these soft, cozy, DIY pillowcases, that make welcomed gifts. Stitch one – or a few – for your gift list!
If you’ve got sheets, you probably have pillowcases, right?
That was my thought when I first discovered these fun, 10-minute DIY pillowcases. But I decided to give them a try anyway and make a unique case for each of our children one year for Christmas.
I was surprised by how much they loved them – even the older boys. So when they began getting worn, I made another set.
I’m making the fourth set this year and will be creatively wrapping them. When you’ve already received pillowcases, it’s pretty easy to guess what’s in that small, soft package.
I love to keep them guessing each year, so I hide them in random-sized bags. #sneakymom
My very favorite part of the project is shopping. There’a huge assortment of fun flannels out there to choose from!
I try to match the pattern to each child’s personality, but the older boys usually get a plaid design – no puppies or teddy bears for them, thank you very much!
Let’s Make some DIY Pillowcases!
All you’ll need is one yard of flannel fabric per pillowcase, and matching thread.
If you prefer fleece, that works well too. I made one for our oldest son when he lived in Alaska, and he loved it. Because winters are so mild here, however, we stick with flannel.
Whether you choose flannel or fleece, these cozy pillowcases are perfect for chilly winter nights.
As with any fabric project, you’ll want to wash and dry your fabric first.
Then fold it in half, right sides together, and press.
Sew along one short side and the long side.
Now you have a “bag” and are ready to stitch the finishing seam.
Fold the raw edge 2 inches toward the wrong side and stitch down.
Next, fold the edge in an additional 4 inches and sew again to create the hem.
Turn right side out, push in your pillow, and you’re done!
Wasn’t that easy?
These pillowcases are inexpensive, easy to sew, cozy, and they make a fun and unique gift – perfect for your Christmas gift list!
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