It's Week 2 of Skirting the Issue; sewing pillowcases for the charity of your choice. It's easy to make a pillowcase and doesn't take much time at all. I made these 5 pillowcases in a night.
I was lucky enough to score the floral fabric on sale at Spotlight. At the time, I wasn't sure what I'd use it for, but it's a lovely, soft cotton and was too good a bargain not to snap up. Because I was using the same fabric for all pillowcases and therefore the same thread, it was easy to have an assembly line going, which sped up the process.
|My pillowcases will be sent to Pillowcases for Oncology Kids, a group who sew and donate pillowcases to children undergoing treatment for cancer, in hospitals around Australia.|
Because I often make pillowcases, I have pattern pieces cut to size, originally taken from measurements for the pillowcase tutorial by Flower Press. This tutorial gives measurement for Australian, UK and US pillow sizes. There's another great tutorial over at Simple Simon & Company.
Today I read a very moving post at Simple Simon & Company. Having their own pillowcase can make a difference to kids in hospital.