I've been making pillow cases for the little ones in my family. I've got fabric featuring Mickey Mouse and friends, Pooh and friends, Rudolph and that kid whoever he is and, one of my favorites, Bugs Bunny. Somewhere in blogland one of the bloggers posted about how she makes her children and now grandchildren pillow cases and puts the gifts into them. I loved that idea, so I'm doing it this year.
I am using directions I got from Janet Wickell at about.com quilting because they enclose all of the seams. http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/easy-pillowcase-pattern.htm
The side and bottom seams are french seams and the band is sewn in such a way that the seam is encased when the band is turned. I'm so impressed that I think I should never again buy another pillow case.
I planned on showing some items that I received from blog giveaways, but alas, my camera is uncooperative. Hopefully at a future date I'll be able to show them.
God Bless You.