|My Sewing Room|
In October I completed the clean-up of my sewing room. It had been in a state of disarray for the past three years because I didn't have time to sew once I went back to school. Seriously, I could barely move around in there, but now it's functional again. While cleaning I came across fabric I purchased specifically to make some pillowcases 3-4 years ago from Fabric.com, but hadn't sat down long enough to read and thoroughly taken in how to do.
Recently I've become quite addicted to watching YouTube videos and decided I would get these pillowcases done a lot faster if I could just watch someone teach how to make them. I searched for "pillowcase tutorial" and found this great video and followed the instructions.
Having my MacBook Pro set-up in the room with me allowed me to pause and play as I went along. I was soooooo EXCITED, you couldn't tell me anything. :-) The tutorial talks about using contrasting fabric for the band and narrow trim detail, however, I hadn't planned on that when I purchased the fabric so I used what I had. I used the same fabric for the band and a plain black fabric as the narrow trim. I was really surprised by how easy it was and they came out beautifully. In fact, that same night I made a total of three pillowcases.
|The fabric looks "orangy" in some pictures. (true color shows in below picture)|
|4-Sets of Pillowcases|
I don't know about you, but there just seems to never be enough pillowcases to go around, especially when everyone enjoys multiple pillows on their bed. Hubby and I actually have six on our bed, so the two that come with sheet sets are certainly not going to cut it. This is a sewing project that will be a staple project for me so I'll be on the lookout for great fabric at a SUPER LOW price. Speaking of price, the cost of fabric to make these was approximately $4.00 each pillowcase.
If you're a sewer, let me know what you are sewing and post links to tutorials if you have some.