My kids love soft things. They love the feel of softness against their face.
So, to accommodate this and help them have a bit of choice or say in a accent for their bedrooms I have opted to make my kids pillowcases.
Now, understand my kids LOVE their pillows! They each have probably 3 regular pillows on their beds. You see we buy the kids new pillows every couple of years, when we find them for about $2.99 each. However, when I go to get rid of the old ones there is much resistance!
So, for pillow cases I go to the fabric store and go directly to the remnants bin. I let the kids choose whatever fabric they like. It takes about 0.25 m to make a pillowcase.
The best fabrics are the fleece, cuddle fleece, flannels. Anything soft to the touch really.
Because the pieces are remnants they are really cheap. Often only a dollar or two.
To make a pillow case just take the fabric piece. Lay it out flat. Set the pillow on top. Fold the fabric over the pillow. This will give you a good idea as to where to cut the fabric. Mark the fabric, remove the pillow and cut (straight). Hem the ends. Then fold good side in and sew down both long sides. Trim threads, turn right side out, done.
Sometimes I use two different fabrics, so that it is a different pattern on each side. However, mostly I just use one piece as it’s way faster to sew!
Remember extra pillow cases just mean that you don’t have to finish the laundry to remake the beds 🙂
And they give the kids choices in their pillow cases each week when the bedding is washed.