Everything was done. House decorated. Gifts bought and wrapped. Then I had an idea – wouldn’t Christmas pillow cases be pretty?! I searched online for a tutorial for a pillowcase pattern using French seams. After looking over 6 of them, I settled on a tutorial on The Twiddletales Blog. The instructions and pictures were the best for me to follow. I did, however, change the fabric dimensions. I cut as follows:
- Main Fabric – 27″ x width of fabric
- Thin Accent – 2.5″ x width of fabric
- Large side Band – 12″ x width of fabric
I will not give a tutorial here, as Twiddletales did such a good job and I want the credit to go there. Now, the claim is that these only take 15 minutes each to make. Not in my world! A pair, cutting to final pressing, took me about an hour. Probably because I do a LOT of pinning. Still not bad for something custom and festive for a guest room or a gift.
Now, except for some creations to be put together in the kitchen that can’t be done too far ahead of time, I am really, really, ready for Christmas!