Thursday, 15 September 2011
my creative space - pillowcases
These are the fabric designs I had printed from my Project Selvedge entries, my Marble series and the coordinating Triangle Twist fabric. It was so nice to sew with these and I'm really proud of the way they look. These are proofs of the designs and I've tweaked some of the colours and scale and now ordered yardage to put in my shop. I'll be selling fat quarters and larger as soon as they come so if you want your own marble pillowcase you are in luck!
When I had these fabrics printed earlier in the year my kids all had favourite designs and asked to have something made from them. This spoonflower cotton is really smooth and I mentioned before I thought it would make great pillowcases. So here at last they are made up! I love the way they go together and the colours, and though I've made the scale a little smaller, I do like the marbles big like this too. I have some smaller pieces and I'm going to make at least one marble bag from the offcuts, I think it would be perfect.
Pillowcases are such an easy sewing project but when I looked for a tutorial I couldn't find one that was just right, with all the details I like and the right size for my pillows, so I've made my own! I photographed all the steps as I made the second case and I've nearly finished writing up instructions to share. I hope to post it tomorrow, so come back and grab it and make some of your own pillowcases. I have some green gingham that is calling to me for a pair of pillowcases for me.
In the meantime check out all the amazing creative types here.