Asleep on the Wheel

Sometimes I put off projects for a long time because I’m afraid they aren’t going to turn out as well as I hope. Case in point is a pillowcase for the little man’s bed. In the spring I bought some Cars and some checkered flag fabric from fabric.com with the intention of sewing them into a fabulous (in my mind) pillowcase for the little man. I had found a pattern in a book, [amazon_link id=”0896896900″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Ready, Set, Serge[/amazon_link], I had the fabric, and I had my serger. All I was lacking was the confidence.

Things sat around for a while, until I convinced myself that I needed a piping foot for the serger because I had to add piping to the pillowcase. There was no way I was going to make the pillowcase until I could add piping. Calling my bluff, my husband bought me a bunch of feet for my serger a week or so ago, and so I ran out of excuses.

Cars Pillowcase with Checkered Flag Band

How’s that for a custom made pillowcase? It is just like I imagined it.

Cars Pillowcase Close-up

Because I used my serger, all the seams inside are nicely finished. I made and installed the piping on the serger as well. You can probably see that the blocks of colour on the piping and the band don’t line up. I did that intentionally, since I figured that I wouldn’t be able to make them match, and rather than have part of it match and then have it slip away, it was better to offset it from the start. Also, the piping doesn’t match perfectly at the seam. That’s because the serger couldn’t quite make it through two layers of piping and three layers of fabric. Still, I think it looks fabulous! I’m super proud of it.

Baby Man with Cars Pillowcase

It looks like Baby Man likes it too. (Yeah, he’s just pretending to sleep. Baby Man have a nap in the middle of the day?! I wish!)

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