Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Pillowcase

Years ago, back when I had a grandchild, I came across this pillowcase in a magazine.  I needed to make it for him… and my sons.  At least one was still at home, and maybe one in college… who knows?  Now every grandkid has one—I just finished Makinley’s – she’s getting ready to turn 2.  But babies can’t have real pillows before then, right?  I don’t even have the pattern any more, so I had to get Addie’s to go from.  First you trace the gingerbread people and the candy canes on Wonder Under or something like that.  Wonder Under has a paper backing and iron on glue on the other side.  After tracing the figures on the paper side, iron it on the fabric, let it cool and cut everything out.  Place it on the red pillowcase.  I cut the red flannel 1 inch wider than a regular pillowcase—that gives you ½ inch seams.  Iron on the people and candy canes, then sew down.  
 I sew the gingerbread people on before I sew the side seams.  The gingerbread people would look better if I had sewn on the bits of ric rac before sewing them on the pillowcase.  Now I have an embroidery machine, I sew their names on instead of using the puff paint. 
 Then sew on the white edge with the striped bias edge between.  Now Addie wants hers to be satin.  It makes her hair less frazzy. 

  As I unloaded these pics, I came across a few bonus pics. Does this count as a photo bomb?