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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Spiderman Pillowcase

Yesterday, when we went to Hobby Lobby, my son spied this Spiderman fabric. Even though he is three, he is totally loves by superheroes. Spiderman is one of his favorites (evidenced by his Spiderman birthday party). He has been begging me ever since we bought the fabric yesterday to sew his pillowcase. I don't have a sewing machine at the moment, so I borrowed my mom's. The tension was messed up, but my awesome husband spent a little while looking at it and had it whipped into shape.

I started by laying a regular pillowcase on top of the fabric as a guide to cut out the correct shapes. I made sure to leave seam allowances (usually 5/8").

At the top, I also made allowance for the larger seam allowance that looks like this on a regular pillowcase:
I could have cut one long piece of fabric so that I didn't have to sew the bottom of the pillow (just folded it), but my fabric wasn't long enough. So I just cut two pieces (one for each side of the pillow).

Then I ironed the very top down so that there wouldn't be a raw edge at the top of the pillow case on the hem.

I did a second fold and ironed that down (about 3 1/2 inches). Just like the original pillowcase.

I did that to both pieces of fabric. Then I sewed that down.

Finally, I put the laid the fabric together with the outsides of the fabric facing each other (wrong side out), and sewed the three sides. I started by making sure that the top of the pillowcase (where you insert the pillow) was even and sewed the side seam first.

This is what it looked like when it was done.

And this is what my son looked like (except even happier) when it was finished. Super simple project, super happy kid! Totally worth it!

1 comment:

Posy said...

That is one cool little man