April 6, 2012 1 Comment
Sometimes, the simplest everyday things have the most potential. Makers are going crazy with pillowcases – and we mean CRAZY! The lowly pillowcase is being upcycled into dresses, shirts, lunch bags, curtains, purses, placemats, boxers and, our favorite, pajamas!
Kid-makers, we think you’ll go just as crazy once you get going. Pillowcase projects are good for the earth because their reuse an existing thing – also known as Zero Waste Sewing. And the best part is that most pillowcase sewing projects are easy for beginners.
Cool Project Instructions:
More ideas to spark your creativity!
- 18 Easy Sewing Patterns Using a Pillowcase by TipJunkie
- 11 Projects for Vintage Pillowcases by Crafting a Green World
- 16 Cool and Creative Ways to Reuse Old Pillowcases by CrookedBrains
*SAFETY NOTE: Invite an adult to help you use the sewing machine. It’s a great activity to do together. You could also hand sew or use iron-on hem tape for these projects, if you don’t have a machine.
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