A few weeks ago I bought The Quick Points Ruler.. This ruler is pretty cool – you can make prairie points and very unique trim with it.
Making pillowcases has never been high on my sewing radar. How about you? However, I didn’t realize they were so easy to make. I was at my local sewing and quilting store “Keep Me In Stitches” and my favorite salesperson Annette convinced me to give them a try. She said something like.. It’s just a few straight cuts with a rotary cutter and a few stitches in your machine.. And voila – king size pillowcases! Well it was true.
While discussing the pillowcases, I was shown this super bright fabric combination and bought it on the spot. I tend to be much more subdued in my color choices and bounce most color ideas off my husband. He studied industrial design and has a very keen eye. For once though, I thought what the heck and went for a more intense and vivid look.
The material was cut down to size at the store. All I needed to do was sew on the grey cuff, create the zig zag trim and stitch the pillowcase together.. Super easy. The hardest part was using the ruler to make the zig zag trim and that was more time consuming than “hard”. I’m not going to show how to make the pillowcase.. Google “Easy Tube Pillowcase Tutorial” and see what comes up.
Once the cuff was attached to to main fabric, I pinned the zig zag trim over the seam. Using matching thread color, I placed it into my sewing machine and edgestitched along each zig zag side.. Take your time sewing this part. I got a little crossed eyed sewing up and down and up and down!!
So that’s it.. Easy room update. Colorful pillows for the spare bedroom. What do you think? Should I keep them or give them away? These would make an awesome hostess gift. All I need to do is make a little bag to go along with it and hello awesome present.
A little close up image. Next time, I think I will make my stitch length a little longer..
Fabric Source – “Field Day” by Josephine Kimberling for Blend
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