Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Make a pillow case - Make a difference....

Sew Baby has put a free download pattern of making a pillow case.  A one hour project. Also the people at 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge have put pillow case patterns up on their site too!

We did something similar to this at MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) group.  We decorated pillowcases, and then they were given to caseworkers in the local area.  Often times when caseworkers have to take children out of home situations, the children have no suitcases, bags or anything to bring a few of their belongings with them.  So, the pillow cases are used for the children to put in a toy or two, or clothing items, personal stuff, to bring with them.  Help the children feel secure, in their un-secure situation.  Check out the 1 Millon Pillowcase Challenge!


Here are some pillowcases that I've made as gifts with appliqued on lettering.  Used my Singer Featherweight to make the pillowcases, then used my old Pfaff machine to do the applique work.