A couple of week’s ago after reading Thread Riding Hood’s post about sewing pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles, I had only intended to make two pillowcases to donate as an Act of Gratitude for a close family member being declared one year cancer free. But they are so quick and easy to make that I got a little carried away making them.
When I started cutting this fun bug fabric, I realized that I had enough of it to make two pillowcases.
So I searched through my fabric dresser to find coordinating fabric for the pillowcase bands.
While I was searching, I came across some fun Mardi Gras fabric that was leftover from making this travel set for our middle daughter for Christmas 2011. I figured there was no sense in it just sitting in the dresser when it could bring a smile to a child in hospital for treatment… so out it came.
There was enough of it plus the matching fabric I’d used to line her travel set to sew three pillowcases.
Here’s a close up of the Mardi Gras fabric:
These five plus the one I made that started this whole fun couple of weeks of sewing pillowcases are now ready to be dropped off.
Did I say that I kind of got carried away? The three pillowcases pictured below only need to have the final princess seam sewn and they’ll be ready to donate as well.
And I’m not done yet. Not only are they a quick, satisfying make but they are also proving to be a great stash buster.
Each case takes 26 1/2″ WOF for the body and 10 1/2″ WOF for the band. If you’ve got an hour or two and some yardage to spare, I’d encourage you to make a pillowcase or two or three or four!
It’s fun and you’ll feel great knowing you’ll brighten the life of a child.