Show & Tell | Pillowcases for the Boys

OK.  Before we begin, let’s clear the air: yes, I know it’s completely ludicrous that I am sharing a post on the inter webs about how I sewed pillowcases {possible the easiest, most beginner sewing project of all time?}.  However, I am a complete novice and I give you permission to laugh yourself silly over my wee project here.  Go on, let it out!

Ethan loves flannelette pillowcases.  Never, ever since he was 18 months old has a cotton case touched his sleepy head.  I purchased him a new duvet cover from Cotton On in black and white with orange piping but there was no flannelette to be seen.  Luckily Ye Olde Spotlight is on the cusp of trendy flannelette prints and these two seemingly non-complimentary fabrics actually look quite smashing together – to my quirky eye at least.  Feel free to admire those non-lined-up seams, they are a thing of beauty!


Nix likes to snuggle into pillows so I wanted a cool pillowcase for his cot but didn’t want to pay mega bucks for that one with the bear on it that all the cool kids of bloggers have ::: I think it’s actually compulsory for your baby to have that pillowcase and I missed the memo, shit :::  But how do you like these stylish flannelette numbers??  As my mum would say, a blind man would be glad to see these right? right?


I had fun sewing these up, I really, really like to sew.  I also really, really like looking at fabric and imagining………

Thanks to my Instagram girls for helping me trouble shoot the old Globe 877, a wee tension problem {i.e. me not knowing where the tension knob was} set me back for a few minutes, but the bobbin was soon whirring away again.  Slowly whirring of course!