Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pillowcases for "The Sisters"

Some of you probably remember the post from a while back where my son insisted on calling his sisters, "The Sisters." Well, The Sisters and The Boy all sleep in one bedroom because their mother is a selfish human being. We have a bedroom downstairs but it's my sewing haven. There is a bunk bed in the kids' room and The Boy sleeps on the top and the girls sleep together in the bottom bunk. My husband and I both agree that it would be a shame if the mother of this household flipped out one day and went crazy. Therefore we think it's a good idea for me to have a sewing room. Sewing is my therapy. Without sewing, I get a titch bit loony. Lately I've noticed that when my son goes to bed the girls have gotten his pillow off the top bunk and are cuddled together on it. I figured it was time for the girls to get their own pillows.


So, I pulled out all of the girly-pinky-lacey-frilly fabric (my girls loooove pink and lace) and put it in a big pile. I found this fantastic tutorial online for the pillowcases. Yes, I know it is super easy but this tutorial shows you how to do so the only raw edges are at the side and bottom of the pillowcase. It's kinda cool. I'm also adding it to my favorite links to the right.


I ended up with this . . .


. . . with orange rick-rack . . .


. . . and this with lace.




This is the inside of the first one. The line of stitches is there only to hold on the rickrack. I love how you get a finished edge on the inside.



Ahhhhhh, I love me a quick, cute project.

14 comments:

Bug Adventures said...

I really like the first one, the second is sort of wild! The Sisters are awful cute. Our boy refers to his sister as "sister" also. Thanks for the Halloween outfit ideas - especially the last one. You are the reason that my students are not allowed to be my "friends" on FB.

JoanneM said...

Remember Dawn-A happy Mother is a Happy Household-A Joanneism.
Keep your sewing room. They will thank you ...one day....

Amanda S. said...

Super cute! I love when little bits of fabric can come together to make something useful.

Rose said...

I love your quick, cute project!

Marybeth said...

Very cute!! Also, I bet the kids love sharing a room... I was one of four, and we all slept in each other's rooms when I was growing up...

gwensews said...

Nice pillowcases. I just made 4 sets for each of my 2 grandsons. They are travel-size pillows though. They each have 2 pillows--1 for daycare and 1 for their cribs.

kbenco said...

That would be sensible human being, not selfish - although my husband thinks it is nearly time to move my sewing stuff out of my son's bedroom..... I do let him sleep there, but everything else is mine, all mine

Mountain Thyme said...

You know, your girls are just too stinkin' cute for words. Loved seeing them splashing in the water this summer.

Cole's Corner said...

Love the sausage pillowcases, too.

My three kids (older son and two girls) Sleep the same way. How funny.
Everyone thinks we're crazy- but they love sleeping in the same room.

Edris said...

I am going to have to make some of these pillowcases. I think these would be great for sleepovers and cute kids gifts. My daughter and son sleep in the same room too and people kind of raise an eyebrow. They are young and could care less.

amber said...

Gotta love quick and easy projects!

Digs said...

I'm awfully partial to Those Two Sisters. And your creative bedding for them. I love how appreciative kids can be when Mom makes - or does - something for them!

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I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love this post because I, too, am a selfish human being. lol! My kids (twin girls and a son) sleep in one big room together so I can have a sewing room. I'll never give up my sewing room either. No matter what my MIL says about me. ;)