Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Pillowcases for hospital...


No one wants to have to go to hospital, least of all kids and especially not at Christmas time.

To spread a little cheer to children spending time in a hospital over Christmas, Kristy, over at Hopeful Threads, is running Stockings of Cheer, the sew-along for the month of November.


I'd been meaning to do some sewing for Pillowcases for Oncology Kids, a group who, throughout the year, sew and donate pillowcases to oncology kids in hospitals around Australia. Kristy's sew-along was just the motivation I needed to get started.

A few of my pillowcases have a definite Christmas theme, some have Christmassy colours, while others are just fabric that I think will appeal to children. Hopefully they'll bring a smile to the faces of the little people who receive them. Here's some of my favourites:




It's easy to make a pillowcase and doesn't take much time at all. For the measurements, I used the same tutorial as for previous pillowcases I've made. There's lots of good tutorials online.

Not so long ago, Marisa, from Passion et Couture, showed how to make a pillowcase with no visible seams on the inside. Next time, when I'm not in a rush, I'm going to use Marisa's tutorial.

Over at the Hopeful Threads Flickr group, there are some gorgeous Christmas stockings and gift bags. I'll be adding photos of my 16 pillowcases and then packing them up to send to the NSW representative of Pillowcases for Oncology Kids. If you would like to make a pillowcase for a child in hospital, donations of handmade pillowcases can be made at any time of the year.


There is still lots of time left to join in with the Stockings of Cheer sew-along. Thank you Kristy, for once again motivating me...

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... Pam

19 comments:

  1. WOW, Pam, that's awesome! Thanks for the links. :)

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  2. Pam what a wonderful idea!! Those pillow cases rock!!

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  3. What a wonderful cause. Your pillowcase look great. Thanks for the tutorial links!

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  4. What a fab cause to make for, thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Those are so sweet Pam! What a great project; it's easy and will be much appreciated.

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  6. I hope those pillowcases put a smile on some kids' faces! They are cute!

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  7. Such a worthy cause, well done Pam!

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  8. What an great idea. My little niece recently passed away from Neuroblastoma and she spend too much of her shortl life in Hospital, pillows like these would have made her very happy. I'm sure those kids will adore these pillows. Great job Pam!

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. Some things are just not fair.

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  9. Pam, these pillowcases are adorable, is beautiful of you to participate in this cause. I'm sure you're going to put a smile on the lips of the children who will receive them. I want to thank you for having added the link to my blog, one day you have to try my technique to make pillowcases, once you understand the principle, you realize it's easy to do. Bravo for your initiative in making these pilllowcases, is an honor for me to have a bloggy friend like you.Marisa-

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  10. Another great cause Pam! You have lots of gorgeous fabric to use too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. These are wonderful. Great fabric for a great cause!

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  12. Oh the pillows really are just adorable.

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  13. What an awesome cause! I bet the recipients will be smiling from ear to ear when they receive these :)

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  14. Wow, you are so sweet to make so many pillowcases for children. It'll brighten so many hospital rooms. I really want to try to tutorial where you don't see seams on the inside!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  15. I'm sure your cheery pillowcases will be most welcomed donations.

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  16. What great pillowcases, and a great cause as well! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  17. Fabulous project and cause, Pam! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! I hope to see you again when the party resume on the first Sunday in January! Have a joyous holiday season!

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