Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew In - Vol. 5

My fifth FNSI!  This month, Heidi and Bobbi have partnered with Arrow Sewing Cabinets and Conkerr Cancer to host a pillowcase project.  Everyone will be creating fun pillowcases to donate to Conkerr Cancer, an organization “Giving sick kids a reason to pillowcase at a time.”  What a wonderful idea.

A few weeks ago while shopping at my LFS, I remembered it was coming up and found these colorful prints.

While cutting the fabric for the pillowcases, I had the little tv on in my sewing room and there happened to be a Frankie Avalon beach party movie on...

I managed to watch/listen for maybe 40 minutes...that was all the corn and cheese I could handle!  Those surfer boys were really hot-dogging.

Speaking of hot dogs, as these are the first pillowcases I've ever made, I had to follow instructions and enjoyed using the "Hot Dog Method". 

It's really amazing that it works!  A link with directions can be found on the Pillowcase Construction Page, as a pdf file at the bottom of that page.

I'll be shipping these out on Monday, hoping they bring some joy to someone.


  1. Hi Cynthia,
    I am sure the child that gets these bright and cheery pillow cases will have a big smile as soon as the package is opened.

  2. So colorful - it will bring a smile to that special child's face !!!

  3. Congratulations! The pillow cases are so bright and colorful... they're gonna be loved for sure!

  4. I love the fabrics for your pillow cases! So bright and fun. I'm a new follower.. just popped over from the FNSI links. Those pillow cases are going to be well loved for sure! xo

  5. I love them! So bright and cheerful. And Sesame Street is a classic. Thank you so much for joining in the FNSI again!


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