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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Only One More Day....

My Christmas sewing is done. Yippee! Among other small projects I've made several sausage pillowcases. Have you heard of them? They are so quick and easy, and... well... almost addictive. When made with bright colorful children's prints, they make a very nice gift for that special child in your life. I found some great hockey fabric a few weeks ago in Moncton and decided my great nephew Nathan might like his own special pillowcase, so guess what he's getting for Christmas tucked in with his gift?
There are lots of tutorials available if you don't know how to do this quick easy project. Just Google "sausage pillowcase". A number of gals in my guild have made many of these- they use slightly different measurements as they liked the proportions a little better. Here are the amounts of fabrics we use:
For the main fabric 27" x WOF (width of fabric)
For the contrast strip 2" - 2.5" x WOF (I cut mine 2.25")
For the cuff 9" x WOF
The pillowcase shown here is Nathan's. After Christmas I'll show you the basketball one I made for Mark. (Silly me- I forgot to take a pic before wrapping it and it's now under the tree...)
I hope your sewing projects for gift giving are all finished and wrapped too...Only one day left to go...

Peace
Linda

"No gift is too small to give, nor too simple to receive, if it's chosen with thoughtfulness and given with love". ~Franz Kafka

2 comments:

GailM. said...

Isn't that funny. I used up some fabric earlier this month to make nine pillow cases. I couldn't blog about them because they are themed and I'll be using them for Grammie Camp this summer. I love your hockey fabric. I'm anxious to see the basketball one. Who has basketball fabric? I must get some.

Riel said...

That is fabulous fabric! My son would love it. I am drinking my coffee and doing a quick blog tour before heading off to make my last 2 pillowcases as gifts using the same method. It is fabulous and so easy. I've made a pile and yes it is addictive. Happy Holidays.

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