Meet my new hobby…
After knitting for the past 28 years, I’m running out of projects. I love to knit, but realize that I really don’t need any more sweaters, neither does my husband, my kids, the dog, etc…
But, that realization creates a bit of a quandary for me…what do I do to occupy myself on car trips, in front of the TV, waiting in the carpool line at school, etc…
This new hobby was discovered while Pinterest surfing, of course. It is a combination of sewing and crochet, both of which I have had very minimal interest in in the past. But, this project spoke to me. I taught myself to crochet, worked on my sewing skills and …TA DA! (I also discovered the TV show ‘Damages’ in the process! Wowza! How did I miss this? It’s been pure bliss locking myself in my workroom to sew and crochet while being so very entertained by this show)
So, I’m here to teach you how to make these little gems. I have scoured the internet and adapted several methods to suit my tastes. I will show you how to make these pillowcases in 2 posts. This first post will focus on making the pillowcase. Next week I’ll tell you how to crochet the border
What you’ll need for the pillowcase:
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1 yd of 100% cotton fabric for your main fabric (note: take the time to feel the fabric before you buy it. I found that while they all said 100% cotton, some just felt better than others.)
1/3 yd of 100% cotton fabric for your contrast color.
Tape and marker
To try to simplify the process, I used three pieces of painters tape that had written the numbers 1, 2 and 3 on. This made it easier for me not to get confused and it will make it easier for me to explain to you what you need to do. You may move the tape around on the piece depending on what side you’re working on, but I promise you it’ll make it easier until you’ve done it once or twice.
You’ve done it!!!! Pat yourself on the back. See you next week for the crochet ‘lesson’.
So, my creation of these little gems is surpassing my needs…I’m back in the same rut already! I’ve created an Etsy shop to find homes for some of them.
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