Little Pillowcases

About a month ago, my daughter in law texted me to ask if I would make some small pillowcases for my grand baby.  She has recently taken to sleeping with a tiny pillow (which is so darn cute!) So a few cute pillowcases were needed.  Of course I am happy to make whatever I can.  I am unsure why I didn’t get these done sooner because they are so simple.

Hannah pillowcase

Serenghetti Beasties

I made two – each one quite different from the other.  The first one is made with some fabric by Clothworks. It is an organic cotton and the line is called Serenghetti Beasties.  (It is available in y shop and you can find it here.) I love the name! There are all sorts of safari animals like giraffes, zebras, hippos and lions on a crisp white background.  This fabric is so nice and soft, making it perfect for a pillow case.

The back is a coordinate from this line.  The dusty blue and white triangular pattern has little pops of yellow. I made standard, envelope style pillowcases and both finished at about 14 1/2″ x 19″.

Here is the second one I made.  I thought I would choose something more girlish in style.  This is also an organic line but it is produced by Windham Fabrics.  The line is called Paint the Town and it just came in about a week ago. It has a heavier weight to it but is still soft and cozy. There are masses of flowers and a sweet gray kitty hiding among the blooms. (Look for her next to the blue flowers.) This piece looks a bit like a watercolor to me. I think this will be a fun one because the kids have two cats. My sweet grand daughter really loves the cats and I am hoping she might have fun looking for the kitty when she uses this.

When I made this, I ran into a bit of a snag. The fabric is directional, with each kitty facing the same way.  I didn’t cut a piece large enough to have the cats going the right way on both the front and back.  So, I cheated and on the back side the kitties are going the wrong way.  I thought about it for all of 10 seconds and decided it wasn’t necessary to cut more fabric. (Really, I am supposed to sell the fabric, not consume it all myself!)

These were really a quick make.  Cut, sewn and finished in a little over an hour.  I did finish the seams with a zig zag stitch so they won’t fray with a lot of laundering.  They should hold up well and be nice and cozy for my girl.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

8 thoughts on “Little Pillowcases

  1. Mari

    Oh, so cute! Isn’t it fun to sew for those little ones? These are great fabrics, and just wait until she discovers the kitty! That could keep her entertained for a while. I see many more pillowcases in your future! Have a great weekend, and happy Mother’s (and Grandmother’s!) Day.

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  2. Bernie Post author

    Yes, tons of fun. She is really becoming more toddler-ish and less baby-ish. It is amazing to watch the changes. Happy Mother’s and Grandmother’s Day to you too!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Yes – I am sure they will be swapping them out – it is so fun to make little things. Like with quilts, smaller projects are so satisfying. Have a great weekend Yvonne!!

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  3. Judy B

    If my great grands are any indication, that pillow will be upside down as often as it is right side up! She won’t care a bit if the kitties are all askew!
    Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day!

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  4. JanineMarie

    Aw, so sweet that she wants to use a pillow. These are adorable, and with the wonderfully soft fabrics you have, they’ll be so comfy against her cheek.

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