Saturday, November 1, 2008
12 Days of Christmas - First Day
On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me.... A Christmas Pillow..to be!
I have made Christmas Pillowcases to give away before, but never for my own children. Growing up I loved my Christmas Pillowcase (shop bought) an extra bit of Christmas Cheer each night as you snuggle into bed and so we could have good Christmas dreams.
This year I decided to start a new tradition of taking the girls to the fabric store to choose their own material to have a pillowcase made out of. You gotta snap up that Christmas fabric quick before all those crafty types buy it all ;)
Making a pillowcase is very easy.... Take a look at one you have... fold a rectangle of material(good sides together) with a bit left over the top and fold over.(or cut 2 pieces, one longer than the other. Sew sides. Unfold. I didn't have to hem the top because I used the selvedge (is that the name of the edge that doesnt fray - the edge of fabric?)But if you don't have that, Hem one top edge of the pillowcase before beginning. Does this make sense?
A beautiful Pillow ( I Love this fabric Miss K chose)
I wanted them to sleep on the for the month of December but they were so happy with their pillows they have started already and Miss K said she had a wonderful Christmas dream last night :) Working already.