I’m in love with everything that the artist Sarah Jane creates. I love the vintage style of the children she illustrates and I am especially in love with her line of fabric. I splurged and purchase six yards of her coordinating fabrics on fabric.com. I see two good things that will come from this purchase: 1) I will be forced to learn to sew (at least beginner projects) and 2) Each yard is was about $10 and I figure I can make two items from each yard, so at $5 a pop, I should end up with some inexpensive and (hopefully) adorable summer skirts and dresses for Mollie.
My first project was to make a pillowcase out of the “Magic Parade” and “Lucky Stars” fabrics I purchased. The pattern used a full yard of the main fabric, 9 inches of the cuff fabric, and 2 or 3 inches of the dot trim fabric (which I purchased for $0.79 at Joanne Fabric). The length of the cuff and trim can be adjusted to preference but for the body you will need a full yard. Other then that you just need your ruler, a pencil to mark your measurements, some pins, a sewing machine and scissors. No fancy equipment or patterns for this, so it was a great beginner project for me.
I scoured the pinterest and youtube for the best tutorial to help me make my pillowcase and after watching about 10 of them, I decided this one was the simplest to follow. This pattern uses the Burrito method and its genius!
Here are a few shots of my finished product: