With holidays approaching, the kids have been sifting through decorations and asked about the Christmas Pillowcases I made them two years ago…”Will you make some more of those again??”
Who can turn down that easy request?
Of course! Let’s make pillowcases for Halloween and Christmas!
So we headed to the fabric shop and I let them pick out any print they loved (the kind of stuff that my minimalist design brain would probably walk past). But pillowcases and jammies are the best place to let the random fabrics run free. And free they went!, creating a halloween storm on my bed.
Lucy and Owen with their favorite picks:
And a few of my picks:
And…..an updated tutorial on the original Pillowcase post because Lucy and Owen were so brilliant to select fleece fabric for their pillowcases. I never would have thought to use fleece on a pillow you actually sleep with (rather than a decor pillow for the holidays). But Owen LOVES soft textures, so I said sure. And then I quickly realized how easy they would be to sew since fleece typically comes 60 inches wide on the bolt and the edges don’t fray. Ding!
Of course if you want to make Halloween cases with traditional cotton, it’s easy to do as well (tutorial HERE). I sewed one for Clara and, for the man of the house, per his request. Plaid suits him well.
But if you want the uber duber quick-sew way, here’s what you do:
If you’d like to download and print the instructions, I have a 1-page PDF for you too! Click HERE then print to standard 8.5 x 11 paper.
I surprised the kids with their new pillowcases when they got home from school and they dove in, loving the cozy fleece.
Then it was round after round of “Timber!”
Clara seemed to love her pillowcase as well….until I put it in the crib, and put her in there with it. She looked at it, scooped it, tossed it, and threw her precious blankie and paci out with it.
Baby steps to a new pillowcase for her.
And then I figured..if you’re making 4 cases, you should probably make 8 more??
I mean, naturally.
So we made a few for our good friends and our cousins who go crazy for Halloween too.
And there you go! A simple Halloween project with some bite in it.