Somewhat scarred by my attempts at a sorbetto I decided to go back to something simple. Before my sorbetto campaign, I bought some soft blue fabric with a sheep pattern on it that I planned to use for some pyjama bottoms. These were to be based on some pyjamas that I had but had come to a weary end. Hoever, I did not buy enough fabric not realising how much fabric is need for the crotch region. I am still stunned by how complex garment construction is and how take for granted it is as well. I decided to use this fabric to make some snuggly pillowcases for camping.
I didn’t really bother with a pattern for these pillowcases but as it turned out, when I cut it in half it was the perfect size allowing for a 5/8″ seam alowance. I judged this by comparing it to an existing pillowcase. In order to have this project contain some new skill to practice, I decided to use french seams for the construction. This project also provide some more practice at controlling the sewing machine and keeping the lines straight.
There isn’t much more to say about this project other than the French seams were a success and I plan to use this extremely neat technique in future makes and the big kid in me is insiting on using this pillowcase tonight 🙂