08 July 2011

Fun Summer Craft Project: Pillowcase Dresses

A couple months ago I came across a craft article on how to make pillowcase dresses.  I thought it was such a cute idea, as well as a simple enough project that even the most sewing challenged like myself, could grasp the pattern!  These dresses are just adorable and they are perfect for the warm summer months.  I finally decided this weekend to try my hand at making some for my own girls!


                       *Here's an example of a finished pillowcase dress


I also found out that there is a charity out there that accepts handmade pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa.  The group I am speaking of is called Little Dresses For Africa.  These dresses are distributed to girls in orphanages, churches, and schools in Africa that are in need.  It's such a worthwhile charity for those who love to craft for a good cause!




Here is a link to the simple pillowcase dress pattern from the Little Dresses For Africa website!  Click HERE!


I also found a wonderful book full of craft projects using pillowcases that I plan on buying:


Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase 


Tomorrow I'm going to dust off my sewing machine and try my hand at these!  I think this should make for a fun and relaxing weekend project.  First order of business tomorrow morning: Go buy some pillowcases!

15 comments:

  1. Pillowcase dresses are so adorable! Good luck!

    Following you back from the hop!
    -Aly

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  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I tried to find your GFC but I think it may be having some issues (when is it not?) so I followed you via the blogger follow so I hope it shows up! I'll stop by again later and see if GFC is working :)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Joy Filled Living! Following you back! (and I'm in Oregon, too!)

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  4. such a cute idea!

    New follower from the super stalker sunday blog hop.

    http://brookiesbabybargains.blogspot.com

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  5. I am a new follower from the super stalker sunday blog hop. Feel free to stop by my blog: http://www.organicplanet.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop. There are several wonderful blogs participating this week, you're certain to find a few new favorites!

    I look forward to reading more from you! I am following you via RSS, FB & Twitter...your GFC widget wasn't displaying, I'll be back to try again later!

    Your Co-Host,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

    P.S. - I've recently switched from blogger to WordPress and had some issues when transferring the GFC widget. I'd really appreciate if you could double check to ensure you're following me!

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  7. stopping back by from blog hop..thanks for visiting Couponing Texas...I'm now a follower and will grab your buttons and post them to my blog...

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  8. Hi there thanks for visiting and following.. folowing you back... what a creative idea for re-purposing pillow cases ... can't wait to read how your project goes.. HHL

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  9. The dress is so adorable!
    Who would have ever thought?

    Happily following you back!
    Thanks for hopping by!
    nancy

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  10. Heidi, Thanks so much for the follow. I would love to follow you back , but your follow button is not clickable.

    Cute dress you made, wow! I am impressed. I will check back later to see if I can click on your follow button.

    Nicole Weaver
    Trilingual Children's Author
    http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi, I am following through twitter. I hope you stop by my site http://madamedeals.com I even have an ipad2 to giveaway..

    Thank you
    Amee

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  12. The dress is adorable. I want to make one of these too. I already follow you! Thanks for linking up from the Cup of Joe hop.

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  13. Stopping by from the Alexa Hop & new GFC follower :)
    The Job of Mommy

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  14. Hi, I'm stopping in at blogs of people who are a) stunning sewers and b) have good hearts. Girls in Africa stay out of school on the average of 9 weeks because of menstruation (lack of supplies, etc.) There is a need for cloth menstrual pads and many organizations who will send them. Here's a list of sites with patterns and organizations that will send them: http://tinyurl.com/3tlhdcc
    Thanks for letting me stop in.
    Carrie

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