Saturday, January 9, 2016

Quick Gifts for Baby and Big Brother

Just wanted to share with you these two quick, easy yet adorable gifts I just made. 

One of my cousins gave birth last month to her second little boy, Levi.  I made this fabric soft book to send to him.....

Big brother Lane just turned 5 years old.  I purchased just enough fabric from two coordinating pieces from the same collection as the book to make a standard sized pillow case.  Didn't it turn out just precious?!!?

My goal this year is to have fun and shop from my stash of fabric for projects....but my stash doesn't really have many cute, novelty, little boy fabrics choices.  For these two gifts I did have to shop my local fabric store...and I had a lot of fun doing it! :) :) :) 

I realize that every tutorial or set of directions for making pillowcases will call for different amounts of fabric.  Personally, I use 27 inches (or 3/4 yds) of the main focal fabric (big trucks in photo) for the body of the pillowcase.  For the contrast band (solid red in the photo) I use whatever WOF (Width Of Fabric) scrap strip of fabric I find in my stash....more often than not I use a 2 1/2 inch wide strip (sometimes 3 inches).  For the edge band, I use a 9 inch (or 1/4 yd) piece (small tools on bright green background in photo).

This fabric collection is called "From The Ground Up" by Wilmington Prints.

Now I just need to get these two cuties packaged and mailed.

What is under your needle today?


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    1. Thank you! They were fun to make. The pillowcase turned out extra cute in person.