Friday, 8 December 2017

Stashbusting ~ Pillowcases for Charity

With pillowcases taking roughly one yard of fabric, they're great for busting through some of the stash. And they're quick and easy to make, too.


I often sew pillowcases, so I have pattern pieces cut and ready to use - saves time measuring. Flower Press' pillowcase tutorial gives dimensions for Australian, UK and US pillow sizes, and it's the one I originally took measurements from.


The bicycle one is my favourite - probably a combination of the fabric choice and the added piping. Adding that little strip of red is really easy.

It's funny - the polka dot and bicycle fabric didn't do anything for me when placed together. With the red in between, it made all the difference and I really love the combination.


For more pillowcase tutorials, check out... 35 Pillowcase Tutorials. I've grouped them by style of pillowcase and location.


All up I made five pillowcases this time. That's five yards of fabric!!! Didn't make a dent in the stash though.

Would cutting into five yards of fabric leave a hole in your stash?

... Pam




7 comments:

  1. I'm currently working on gathered skirts from a tute found on your blog. It's nice to be sewing again! I really wish five yards would make a dent in my stash!! ;-) That bicycle fabric is my favorite, too! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. LOL, no it wouldn't!! I'm afraid you wouldn't even be able to tell that any at all was used.

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  3. I'm chiming in with the others that say a 5m reduction wouldn't make a dent in my stash :D It might make a tiny bit of space available on the table where everything is piled, though! ;)

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  4. Let me be the contrary one and say that yes, five yards would be a significant chunk out of my stash. In terms of actual fabric (i.e., not repurposed bed sheets and drapery panels), that would represent over 40% of my supply. Good job, Pam!

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  5. No, 5 yards of fabric wouldn't make much of a dent in my stash either!! Not even 10 yards!!!

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  6. Thank You for sharing these tremendous designs, I really like them and I hope you keep it up like this.

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