Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pillow cases

   A new set of sheets, and  a pair of pillow cases arrived here recently.  Only problem the pillow cases are for standard pillows and we have queen pillows.   The cases need about 4 '' more to cover the pillow.  Since I have a shelf full of unused standard cases, I took a cue from the Pillowcase Challenge and re-made a few.


   For this set, I removed the band.  I cut a 4'' strip of favorite fabric.  Sewed the short ends together to form a continuous length.    Stitched it first to the body of the cases and then reattached the band.  I added top stitching, and was done.

Usable cases that I did not have to pay huge $$$ for!


Happy stitching.


11 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

I love quick and easy solutions to problems, especially when they turn out beautifully!

Ray and Jeanne said...

That's a great idea! I didn't know the only difference between the two was the length of the pillow. Your new cases are very nice! ~Jeanne

Janet O. said...

What a smart fix, Debbie! And that is a very pretty fabric. : )

Linda Swanekamp said...

You are pretty savvy there to figure that out. The pillowcases look even nicer than before.

Mary said...

What a great idea. In our case, I find myself having to shorten pillowcases, which is even a faster fix.

Nicki said...

That's a smart fix for your short pillow cases. I love the fact that I can sew & know how to do things like that. I can't imagine what it's like to not be able to sew. My sewing room is my happy place.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great idea and thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Brilliant idea! I love figuring out ways to save money on linens.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Robby H. said...

Clever and beautiful. Good thinking!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those are cute. They charge so much for just 2 pillowcases.

Gene Black said...

Brilliant idea there, Debbie. I probably wouldn't have thought of adding on and then reusing the bands.

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