pillowcase fun

Carnations

Everywhere you look, people are using vintage pillowcases to make fun stuff. I remember forever ago, like 5 years or so, everyone was making the little pillowcase skirts. I did make one. Although I kind of always just felt like it was indeed a pillowcase with a drawstring waist. But Betz White's new book, Sewing Green has me rethinking the pillowcase projects, as well as a few other people who have done some cute things with them.  
Here are some cute repurposed pillowcase projects:

This adorable picnic quilt over at Sew Nancy I really love this. It is so airy and sweet and nostalgic, and perfect for summertime.

This simple bag on Martha's site…the perfect little beach bag, carryall

Marthabag 

The shirred summer top on Betz's blog is super sweet, and such a great idea for little girls, too.
Oh, you know what would be fun, too. I am always a fan of granny nighties in the summertime. It would be fun to take a vintage sheet in a wacky print and make a long, shirred granny nightie/mumu thingie. yeah! I can see myself schlumping around the house in such a thing.  

 

4 Responses to pillowcase fun

  1. So sweet of you to mention my quilt. I love it too. It was so much fun to make and really so easy.
    I made the MS bag in a solid pink a while ago and would also recommend it as a great project

  2. i got rid of all of my granny nighties after h. was born. i said “heck no, pregnant no more!”
    i so wish for them now. pregnant no more, but i still need a granny nightie.

  3. Colleen Martin

    You could do a peasant dress with a sheet. I have made a whole bunch of summer shirts for myself and am thinking that I need to add an ankle length dress to the mix. A vintage sheet would feel wonderful. Nice and soft and cool on a warm summer night. Burda has a great pattern for a peasant top. Easy peasy!

  4. I have made several nightgown for my girls out of sheets. The shirred top (or dress) is a lot of fun. Beware! It’s addictive!