I love doing preschool at home because we can do anything we want to. It’s not always sitting at the table with letters and numbers or papers and crayons. Making a pillowcase is S.I.M.P.L.E. and very forgiving of mistakes. Believe me, I don’t sew more than straight lines and these always turn out great
- Go to the fabric store and let your preschooler pick out one yard of material. You’ll need matching thread if you don’t already have some. That’s it.
- Wash & dry your fabric.
- Lay the material out flat on the floor and use little scissors to cut all the scraggly threads off the edges.
- With the right side down, fold the long edge down about one inch. I have one of those little slider sewing rulers, so I let my 3-year-old use that to measure as we pinned along the way.
Lay the material flat on the floor, right side down, and fold the same long edge over another 3 or 4 inches. It’s really up to you. Use your ruler again and pin.
Sew a straight stitch along the long edge.
Now fold the pillowcase in half, right sides together and pin all the way around.
- Go slow! Be patient. Yes, you could whip this out in 20 minutes, but let the kids help wherever they can. They love it.
- Pillowcases don’t have to be perfect. I love making these because they’re very forgiving and still look great.
- Careful with the pins. They do hurt little fingers