Friday, June 25, 2010

Sew Spoiled: Sleep-In-Late Pillowcase Tutorial

This pillowcase was super easy to make, so easy that I let my daughters create their own and choose cute  embroidery designs to make it personalized for them. We had movie night and they lounged all over them and fell asleep. This pillowcase however gets it's name because of the next morning. My sweet daughters slept in! They never sleep in, 6:30AM and they bounce into my room and poke me until I wake up but not this morning! :) I am proud to say they slept in to 8:30AM! 
So how do you make the Sleep-In-Late Pillowcase? 
Here is how!
Materials:
white cotton fabric- 44"wX22"h
Fab fabric- half a yard 18" X 44"


Step 1: Cut out these pieces. Embroider or applique them if you want to make them personalized.


Step 2: Sew the fab fabric right sides together along the 18" side. 

Step 3: Fold in half right side out, now it will measure 9"X 21", iron. (I am using zebra trim just for fun.)


Step 4: Fold the white fabric in half right sides together and sew 1/2" along the two folded edges. 

Step 5: Tuck the fab fabric inside the white fabric right sides together. 


Step 6: Pin the raw edges together and sew.


Step 7: Topstitch over the seam.
I did use my serger and if you have one sitting in your closet inside a box, get it out and try this!!! 
This is a great first project to get to know your serger!
 Enjoy your Sleep in Late Pillowcase!
Don't forget it is almost time for the June giveaway! 
~Leah

4 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Those are so cute!! I am going to have to make some.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Ginger said...

We have the same sewing/embroidery machine. Could you tell me where you found the letters you used for monogramming? They are very cute.

ByMyFairHand said...

This looks amazing! I just got my first sewing machine delivered today and I'm eager to get started on a beginner-type project and you seem like an expert so is there anything you can suggest?