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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight over at Project Run and Play

       I am excited that Project Run and Play (the awesome sewing for kids competition) has generously offered to do a spotlight on So Tweet Fabrics

     There is also a GIVEAWAY!!!! Head on over and check out all the amazing designers and their lovely projects. I seriously cannot get enough of all the beautiful designs from some of the best sewing bloggers out there!  Not to mention that there are some seriously awesome tutorials.

Some of the fun stuff from Project Run and Play

Heidi at Greendoodle (I really love this picture)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sweet Minky Cuff Toddler Pillowcase

Minky Toddler Pillowcase Tutorial

You can make your own super easy and adorable boutique style minky toddler pillowcase.

1/2 Yard of Cotton
1/4 Yard of Dimple Dot Minky

Finished Toddler Pillow Size 12" x 16"

  • Cut Minky strip 33" x 8.5"

  • Cut rectangle 13.5 " x 33"

Using your rotary blade or scissors cut 2 rectangles 13.5" tall by 33" wide

Then pin the top edges together and sew 1/4" seam to make a piece that is now 33" tall by 13" wide.

Next take your 8.5" strip of minky and fold in half.

Place the folded minky strip on the right edge of the vertical rectangle with the edges all of the minky and the cotton lined up and pin every 1/2" - 1" apart.
Next sew a zig zag seam along the pinned minky and cotton edges making sure to sew with the minky on the bottom.  A walking foot is helpful, but not necessary for this short project.  Since minky is a stretchy fabric, sewing with it on the bottom will allow the feed dogs on the machine to feed it faster than the top cotton layer.  A zig zag seam will also help keep the minky from getting a bit wonky with its cotton counter part and reduce the bulk.  

If you've followed me this far you will then have a long minky edged rectangle!

Fold the rectangle in half with the wrong side of the fabric facing each other and pin the side and bottom edges. Be sure to pin generously to keep the minky in place.  I like to pin every 1/2" to 1" since minky likes to slide.

Turn right side out and TA DA!  You have some adorable boutique pillow cases!!!

If you haven't sewn with minky before, I have some great tips here.

Have fun making some great pillowcases for the kiddos.  Feel free to share your awesome color combos on my facebook page.

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