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?