Let’s just say the 1st Project was a total FAIL and worthy of submission to Pinstrosity.
So I moved on to Project 2–Road Trip Pillowcases.
I kind of want one of these for myself, but decided to make one for my niece and nephews who currently live 5 hours away–aka–spend a lot of time in a car in order to visit family.
The original directions, from Amazing Mae, call for sewing your own pillowcase and stitching the pocket on. Umm, no. I own a sewing machine. I like my sewing machine. But this post pretty much sums up the ultimate outcome when I attempt to sew.
I bought a pack of 2 pillowcases, 2 fat quarters of fabric, and used hem tape I had on hand.
1. Iron the pillowcase. <–LOOK! I ironed! lol.
2. Iron the fat quarter.
3. Fold 1/2″-1″ all the way around the edges of fat quarter to form hem. Iron lightly to hold.
4. Measure and cut hem tape and place under fold.
6. Repeat on all 4 sides of fat quarter.
7. Position hemmed “pocket” on center of pillowcase.
8. Measure hem tape to length of pocket and place between bottom hem of pocket and pillowcase.
9. Use wet washcloth and iron to adhere.
10. Repeat on both sides. NOTE: Do NOT adhere top edge to pillow–that’s the opening of the pocket.
Now, you could be done at this point, but I decided to do a handle to make carrying by little hands easier. I tried using craft ribbon to form a handle and attach it with hem tape, but it wouldn’t hold. So I folded over a strip of fabric and hem taped the edges. I’m not sure how well this will hold. Perhaps a date with my sewing machine is in order.
As an afterthought, I decided to add a smaller pocket on top of the large pocket for iPods or other smaller trinkets.
Speaking of trinkets, I picked up a few things that could be fun for kids during car rides.
One down, 2 more to go…