A great tradition to start for your children's/grandchildren's birthdays is to create a Birthday themed pillowcase that they get to use for the week leading up to their birthday!
Then when it is put away after the big special day it will be looked forward too again the next year. OR, create a couple different custom pillowcases for the Holidays that they can use the month or a few weeks leading up to the Holidays. Holidays like Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, etc. AND if you "plan" enough in advance you can get some great fabric on clearance prices just before the Holiday hits or after it's passed. So think ahead and snag some fabric for cheap!
Let's get started!
1 yd of cotton fabric
Step 1: Fold the fabric right sides together, lengthwise. Serge one end and down one side. If you don't have a serger, sew the 2 sides with a straight stitch and go back over it with a zig zag stitch to keep the edges from fraying when washed.
Step 2: Fold back the open end of the fabric 4 inches and press. Fold over a second time and press again. This will create the finished casing at the open end of the pillowcase.
Step 3: Pin and sew. Turn right side out and press for a crisp pillowcase! Your kiddos will be so excited to have a special pillowcase to use for whatever the occasion!
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