Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sandy's Pillowcases

So...at lunch one day, my friend Sandi asked me if I would make a Valentine pillowcase for her granddaughter.  I said sure. Go to Strawberry Patches because they have the cutest fabric with valentines on it called Pam Kitty Love.  They will help you with the amount and help you coordinate the 3 fabrics you need.

Later that afternoon, she called me from Strawberry Patches and the first thing she said was "I'm going to pay you." I'm butting in and saying "Oh no...I'll just make you a pillowcase...they are easy peasy."
"No, Beverly, I'm going to pay you. I just bought 10 yards of fabric from the fabric line Pam Kitty Love and I want you to make it all into pillowcases.
I should have taken a picture of the big stack of fabric she brought me. Knowing my love for Pam Kitty fabric, you must have known how my heart pitter-pattered just looking at it.
I was anxious to get started.

So...here are the pillowcases for her granddaughters.
You can find a tutorial for making these easy peasy pillowcases here.

I just had to put one on a pillow to see how it looked.

Then Sandi sent me a link to this on Pinterest and asked me to use all the rest of the fabrics to mix and match for pillows like this. I don't crochet any more, so she gave me a bunch of pom-pom trim and ric-rac.

I got 5 more pillow cases out of her yardage.

I wanted to put them on a chair like the photo on Pinterest, but I don't have a chair in my RV small cottage.
So here one is on my sewing table.

I noticed in all the pictures on Pinterest I saw of pillows stacked on chairs, the pillow was covered with a coordinating fabric.  So by adding a 5" facing inside the case, I could slip it over the pillow for the right effect.
(If you click on my Pinterest button on my sidebar, and go to my Pillow Love board, you will see all the pins for pillows stacked on chairs.

Met Sandi last night and delivered her pillowcases.  She loved them.
I had a hard time letting go of them...there's something about that fabric and anything that's made from it that makes my heart pitter patter.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Stacey said...

Oh it just doesn't get any cuter than that!

Annelies said...

I know what you mean...the cutest!!! It is the ONE fabric splurge I have allowed myself in January. So far I am pretty much on track by working on older projects and deleting all the temptation sites (G)!!! XXX

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
Oh my goodness! how adorable...
I love the fabric so much. I made pillow cases for the kids last year.
Super cute and fun ideas.
Sew Cute for sure!
I have a lot of catching up to do, so I am off to read more of your posts.
I have missed you. Have a sweet day, sending you a big hug, Elizabeth

Lady Jane said...

I love those pillowcases. And those tags in the previous post are great.

Sandra said...

First off I thought that I showed great restraint in only buying 10 yards of fabric! Everything in Strawberry Patches is SEW CUTE! I LOVE the Pam Kitty line! I am SEW BLESSED to have such a talented and kind friend! I love, love, love the pillowcases and I'm sure that my granddaughters will LOVE them too! How fun to be able to lay their heads on Valentines pillowcases! They can't help but have SWEET DREAMS!

Michelle said...

Those are just BEAUTIFUL! I love the mix/match cases.

Suzanne said...

They are all so cute and I love the ric rac and pompom trims on them. My absolute favorite is the all pink one with the trim. You should teach Sandy to make them. They are so easy! She IS lucky to have you as a caring friend.

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Love, love, love! How could you give them back? I love those stacks of pillows so I am heading over to your pinterest board right now!

Susy said...

Sew CUTE ~ I love the pompoms

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the pillowcases! WOW! The pompoms are adorable as well. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Patty's Stitches said...

I love your pillowcases! I enjoy making pillowcases too!

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm finally catching up on my blog reading and HOLY COW! Those pillow cases are darling!!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

We know who to ask when we want a cute project made out of fabric.....you. Yes, the fabric is darling but you just know how to compliment every pattern. So Cute!