Hey there! For anyone who doesn’t know yet Kristy from Hopeful Threads challenges everyone to sew for a cause each month! For August she has asked us to sew for Foster Care. The projects can be made for the foster children or their foster families. This is actually something that is very important to me.
Thankfully there are foster parents out there to take children in need and show them love and hope. Many times when these children are placed in foster care they do not have any of their belongings to take with them. That is where we come in! Make a pillowcase, a quilt, a bag filled with goodies, or you could even make a stuffed toy. After you make your project donate it to your local children’s services department or children’s home. You could also make a zippered bag filled with lotions or an assortment of teas and coffees for the foster parents thanking them for what they do. You may not feel that you are doing much but I promise it will make a difference in someone’s life!
So… Lets get started shall we?
For your pillowcase you will need a main print of ¾ yards or 27 inches plus a trim piece in a coordinating color of ¼ yards or 9 inches.
Now you will sew all along the edge (above the butterfly pins). Next you want to flip it over so the wrong side of your main print is showing you. Start rolling up the main print until you are in the middle of your ¼ yard strip.
Fold your ¼ yard strip over the rolled fabric and pin it.
Now sew it carefully so that you don’t get the rolled fabric sewed up in your seam. Next is to pull out your little sausage. Just go to one of the open ends and kind of fold back the outer fabric whiles pulling the inner fabric out.
Now you don’t have any raw edges there!!
Next lay your fabric out with WRONG SIDES TOGETHER and sew all the open seams with a SCANT ¼ inch seam.
Now turn your pillowcase inside out and sew a little over a ¼ seam. Viola!! You now have a pillowcase with NO RAW EDGES!!
Now sit back and admire it a little before making someone’s day with it!!
I am hosting a pillowcase kit giveaway on Kristys blog so hop on over there and enter to win. I am also having an extra one here! Enter both places for a better chance to win!! You can have three entries here...All you have to do here is:
1. Be a follower and leave a comment.
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Go check out the Shop for pillowcase kits, quilt kits and more. Use the Code Hope12 for an extra 10% off my already low prices J
Good luck and thanks for stopping in!!