Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Look, Ma! No raw edges!

My mom coached me through making these pillowcases that have a nifty hidden seam where the body and cuff meet. French seams at the edges finish the pillowcase nicely, leaving no raw edges.

I wanted to make something for my very sweet neighbour who brought me a Christmas sack full of wonderful goodies - homemade soup, buns, cookies and Marie's favourite treats. She's having knee surgery soon and I thought the perfect thing for her recovery is a set of crisp, cheery new pillowcases for when she's stuck in bed.

Of course, being me, I decided this late last night. After rummaging through my fabric stash, I found some bright, flowery fabric that has a sateen feel. (Ah, the the cool side of the pillow!) And then I wanted to whip them up after work today. Seriously, what am I ever thinking?

Last night I nearly short-circuited my brain looking at a pillowcase my mom made me and trying to figure out how the heck she put the cuff on. After a quick phone consultation with her today and a big ah-ha! moment, I got started.

They turned out really well. And, true to form, I want to make a whole bunch more now.

Here's a look at the inside with the hidden cuff seam and lovely French seams. I'm thinking a good sleep is guaranteed on these pillowcases.

And for my encore tonight . . . I also sewed another lunch bag. It's pretty much the same as the first, just with slightly different dimensions. This project I actually did whip up!

1 comment:

  1. those are beautiful. perfect for someone who is going to have to spend a lot of time with her pillow.