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How to Make a Pillow Case from an Old Sheet

If you have an old sheet lying around, then you can whip these up in no time. And, for the best results, I recommend using the oldest, softest sheet you can find. (So it might not be the prettiest pillow case you’ve ever seen, but it will be the most comfortable!) Old sheets make the. best. pillowcases. ever. My 3 year old calls them “cold pillows,” I guess because the fabric is so cool and soft to the touch. In fact, he’ll wake up in the middle of the night screaming for his cold pillow if it’s fallen on the floor and he can’t find it. 🙂

First, measure an old pillow case to figure out how much fabric you need. My pillow case was 18 inches wide and 31.5 inches long. So I needed my fabric to measure 37 inches by 32.5. (18 + 18 = 36 and + 1 for seam allowances = 37 inches.) (31.5 + 1 for seam allowances)

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Kitchen Sewing Project: Decorative Dish Towel Tutorial

If you’re looking for a way to use up scraps, an idea for teacher gifts or just a way to brighten up your kitchen, these dishtowels are for you! They’re very easy, so they’re a good project for a beginner and they don’t take long to complete.

Iron your dishtowel to get the wrinkles out. I used a bright yellow dishtowel I bought at Target.

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