A friend of mine made this primitive little quilt top, she didn’t want it turned into a small quilt–but wanted it to be made into a pillow.
After discussing options, we decided to turn it into a pillow case! See how cute it is?
There wasn’t enough fabric for a whole pillow case, so what to do? We used a coordinating fabric to make the cuff and the back, and what was going to be fabric for the piping turned into the accent strip on the pillow case.
I used the “hot dog” method for making the pillow case, but had to adapt the pattern to use multiple fabrics for the entire case. There was wool in the applique that you wouldn’t want to sleep on, but if you turn the pillow over, it is a completely smooth cotton pillow case!
And you know the best thing? When you want to change it up for the season or just put it into the decorating rotation? It folds up completely flat!
Think about making some of these wonderful pillow cases that are super simple rather than creating a whole decorator pillow or small quilt. You will become addicted!
Based on this inspiration, I had to make one for myself. MUCH faster than a flanged pillow. The first one took 40 minutes because of all of the figuring and straightening and selecting fabric. The second pillow case for the bed is going to be slightly different.
I am creating a snowman themed bedroom for a home tour in December. This was going to be a flanged pillow before I hit upon the pillow case idea.
And here’s the back side for sleeping on. I see many more of these in my future.
Lovely, crafty and super cool
What a wonderful idea. I’m pretty hard on the pillows I sleep with but I can see making a 2 sided pillow case. One side for say, Christmas and the other side for Halloween. Pam, you have sparked another great project. Good going my friend.