Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pillowcases For My Upcoming Hibernation

Here in the frozen North (I capitalize with deep meaning,) certain species hibernate for the winter. I sympathize. I may join them.
I have always made pillowcases.

In the days when we were struggling to pay fees for two kids in private school, and later, college, I couldn't see paying as much as $9 per pillowcase when I could simply buy an extra twin flat sheet for the same price, or less and make four.

Grazing through Lori's stash the other day I discovered the most wonderful sheep fabric. Naturally it came home with me together with some pretty beige co-ordinating contrast fabric and I whipped up a plain pillowcase, shown at left.

Strangely (to me anyway) it looks fabulous with all my other pillowcases which are assorted estate auction bargains in pink. The 'box of assorted linens for a dollar or two' bargains which abound here in South Dakota.

Discussing this with Lori she offered to teach me a specific method for making fancier pillowcases than is my wont (def.#2). This will be pretty cool!

I plundered my own fairly puny stash and found the three fabrics at right. I have enough to make two matching pillowcases. Expect a post on the process in the not too far distant future.

Y'all come back!


  1. I enjoy making pillowcases, using the "sausage" method. So quick and no exposed seams.

    1. I think that may be what Lori is talking about. I mainly do the flat felled seams down both sides, then across the bottom. You don't seem to see the envelope flap at the opening end these days but it is very easy to do and saves at least two sets of seams.

  2. Do you have enough quilts for your hibernation?

  3. LOL! Oh yes, I also have central heating and an infra-red heater. I will be fine as long as we don't have an electrical outage.