I am fairly confident that every item that I make with our When Skies Are Grey fabric will be for my children…dresses…quilts…dolls…skirts…and these pillow cases.
I even made one for my 12 year old son who I rarely get to sew for anymore.
I kept it all black and white…which, I think, was a good choice…as he said “it’s ok…not too girly” when he found it on his bed. (Which coming from him is a most excellent review….heck, it’s amazing he even noticed that it was a new pillowcase! )
My girls on the other hand like fabric and colors and do notice what pillowcase is on their pillows so I let them pick the prints they would be sleeping on. My 5 year old wanted “blue umbrellas with gold rain”.
While my 8 year old wanted pink clouds and black stars.
And I supported both choices! So in under an hour we had three pillowcases made using my favorite pillowcase pattern.
The pattern comes from a post I wrote almost 4 years ago but still use all the time. You can find the post with all the instructions for these pillowcases HERE.
The instructions are written so that you can put the pillowcases together quickly using a serger but, you can follow the same directions using your sewing machine as well.
Pillowcases are an easy project. They aren’t complicated…only a few seams…all of them straight…and only a few pieces to cut. But last night when I tucked my kids in, seeing them nestled into bed surrounded by fabric that was designed with the love I have for them in mind…well, that my friends felt pretty amazing.
These children, they are my sunshine, they do make me happy when skies are grey, and they will never know how much I really do love them. How lucky I am to be a mom.