With Ross getting so big, it's inevitable that we'll be making the "big girl room" transition soon. And, in order to help make the transition easier, my plan is to slowly make small changes . . . one of which, is the addition of a pillow.
You probably already know IKEA makes a sweet, little toddler pillow insert . . . but I didn't see too many pillowcase choices to go along.
Using left over fabric from her curtains, I cut a piece large enough to wrap the pillow loosely (roughly 31in. x 31in).
Next, I folded the fabric in half (right sides together) and pinned it. I sewed (straight stitch and zig-zag stitch) 2 of the open edges, leaving one open end.
Then, I finished the open side by folding it down about a 1/4in., ironed it and sewed it.
and sewed it all the way around my pillowcase.
At this point the actual pillowcase is done . . . the next few steps are optional!
Next, I cut an extra long strip of fabric
(enough to go around your pillow at least 1 and a half times).
Then, I sewed a straight stitch all the way down the middle of my strip
and tied a knot on one side.
Next, I began pulling the top string of the side opposite of the knot until it started to gather. You'll need to keep pulling the top string until the length of your fabric matches the length of your pillowcase.
Lastly, I pinned and sewed the ruffle on the pillowcase.
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