There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today I made Henry a new pillowcase to match his drawstring bags. Who knew that one little pillowcase could make such a lot of difference to his life. He couldn’t wait to get into bed this evening! If you’re having toddler bedtime battles, try making a new pillowcase… It’s so much cheaper than counseling. Here’s how to make one…
You will need:
- One piece of fabric 150cm x 45cm
- 1 x Cot bed pillow (40cm by 60cm)
- Usual sewing supplies (thread, sewing machine, etc.)
To make the pillowcase:
- Now fold (and iron) one hemmed edge down about 20 cm down. Then, fold the fabric in half (right sides together) and pin.
- Sew (straight stitch and zig-zag stitch) along two of the open edges using a 1cm seam allowance, leaving the edges you hemmed earlier open.
- Finally, flip inside out and stuff with a pillow.
Just like that, you’ve made your child a new pillowcase. Sewing projects don’t get much easier than that. If you make one using this how-to, please send me a photo. I would love to see it! Oh, and If you’re planning to make a matching duvet cover here’s a how-to I made earlier.