This pillowcase is a project I just finished. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. A part of me keeps thinking, “Congrats, you’ve been sewing for a year and a half and you’ve just finished a pillowcase!” But it was really about learning the technique I used on the edge, and I’m definitely not above learning new techniques, even if they’re fairly simple!
The technique is very simple. It just involves folding the fabric over and sewing the folds. To get that wavy look, you just iron the folds in the direction you want them, and then sew a straight stitch over them in increments.
My mistakes: Yep, I make mistakes even on the simplest of projects. My first mistake? I accidentally made one too many folds. I’m not sure what happened, I think I drew too many lines on the fabric. You can see, too, that that last fold isn’t spaced evenly like the other ones. I was thinking that something wasn’t right when I was working on it, but I forged ahead anyway. The lady who was teaching this technique said, “You can always unpick that seam,” and I was like, “Meh.” It just wasn’t that important to me.
My second mistake was that I made the pillowcase just a tad short. It worked out okay, but I would have liked it to be a little big longer. But it’s still useable and I definitely plan on using it. I really like this little pillowcase! One thing I did do well is pick out a good fabric. It’s a nice linen and it is very soft—and I bet it will get even softer with some more washing.
Here’s a funny little tidbit: my nice hubby helps with the laundry sometimes when I’m behind, but he refuses to put the pillowcases on the pillows after they’ve been washed. That’s because I am insistent that certain pillowcases go on certain pillows. Yeah, I’m weird like that.
I have multiple ideas for this technique. My big idea is maybe using it for a Belle ball gown that I have brewing in my mind. We’ll see if and when I ever get to that. That’s the problem with sewing—so many ideas, sew little time. Ha! So punny.
I’m not sure how to end this post. So I’ll just end it like this: