Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday Night Christmas Sewing

Its finally here! Friday Night Sew In is this Friday, January 21st.

As I posted earlier, I'd like to make Christmas gifts during Friday Night Sew in each month during the year. One idea I have is to make pillow cases to fit the individual likes of my children and grandson.

So, this week, I will make an "Appie" pillow case. In case you aren't from Western North Carolina (I'm not either!), Appie is short for Appalachian State. One of my sons-in-law is an Appie graduate and played football there. I already have Appie fabric and the pillow case instructions printed out. So I'm good to go.

I made my son-in-law a Christmas Stocking for Christmas 2009 from this same fabric and he really loves it. Since he only gets to see that stocking for a few minutes on Christmas Day, I think he would love a pillow case that he can use every day.

Here's what the stocking looks like.

Here is a pillowcase I made for my son last year in camoflauge fabric. I love the way it turned out. There are no raw edges and its very professional looking. Of course I will need to make my son's pillow case from a different fabric this time! Here's the camoflauge pillowcase.

HERE is the link for the pillow case instructions.

If you want to join in Friday Night Sew In, go HERE


Rita said...

You do such lovely work and choose the best fabrics. I know you'll be able to do this and enjoy having items made for Christmas. I can't wait to see. :)

I made comic book pillowcases many years ago for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. That was before they had all the wonderful fabrics today. The kids loved them and used them way into their teen years. When their mom would wash the pillowcase they'd want it back right away. Enjoy your day.

Pen Pen said...

Love your Friday night sewing idea. You are so disciplined! I may try the pillowcase idea.

Thea said...

Great idea! do you have a pattern for the stocking? I have been wanting to make stockings for my family for a few years now and haven't seen a pattern that I like.

Rita said...

Just had to send out an email this morning asking for prayer for our school children. In Indiana it is less than 5 degrees this morning. We are not use to especially daytime temperatures this low. I teach at an Urban school and these children should not be waiting at bus stops this morning. Many will be walking and waiting at bus stops. We have a delay but the high today is 11. What has happened to our country? Where is the compassion and care for our children let alone safety concerns. I could rant on but I will ask for prayer instead. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
I am looking forward to seeing what you make this year.

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