What do you need to go with mismatched pyjamas? Mismatched pillowcases, of course!!! I'd love to show you pictures of a beautifully co-ordinated bedroom set, but not in this blog post. Today I'm showing how I was able to use up the left over pieces of fabric from my flannelette pyjama pants.
The cuffs and backs of each pillowcase were the left overs from my mismatched pyjamas and the blue checked fabric, from my daughter's pyjamas - the ones I didn't take a photo of. Normally, the pillows with the flannelette cases would be at the back, so the pillowcases matching the doona cover would be at the front, but then you wouldn't see my new pillowcases.
Maybe it's just us, but our pillowcases tend to wear out before our sheet sets, so we have quite a few sets that don't co-ordinate perfectly - saves us money and the left over flannelette is oh, so much softer than store bought flannelette pillowcases and sheets. And it's only us that sees the clash of purples with the maroon sheets currently on the bed.
It's really easy to sew a pillowcase. If you'd like to make your own, here's a link to 18 pillowcase tutorials. As I often make pillowcases, I have pattern pieces cut out with measurements from the pillowcase tutorial by Flower Press. I find using pattern pieces easier than measuring and squaring fabric each time.
If you are new to sewing, a pillowcase is a good beginning project. They're great stash busters, too. I've almost halved the flannelette in my stash!!!