- Trim 1/4 inch off the closed end. So you take your pillowcase and trim it on the end that is sewn closed.
- Cut the case in half on the diagonal. Once you have your end cut, you lay it out flat and cut diagonally from one corner to the other.
- Turn the fabric of each of the four diagonal cut edges over by 1/4 inch, twice; pin, and hem. Now you take the edge that you have just cut, fold it and hem it.
- Place one pillowcase half inside the other, lining up bottom edges; Sorry I do not have a picture, but you have your two triangles, take the shorter side and line them up at the bottom so one is inside the other.
- Pin, and sew at front where fabrics overlap. Repeat on other side.
- Turn fabric inside out, and hem case's cut bottom.
- Trim with pinking shears. This is optional, I did not do this and it turned out fine, just trim it with fabric shears.
- Turn case right side out, tie top ends into a knot, and you have a carefree summer bag.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This bag is a really cute and very simple thing to make. It did not take me very long and I think that it is a lot of fun and very easy, anybody can do this, I got this idea from Martha Stewart at Pillowcase Bag. First of all, what you need is a pillowcase. If you do not want to give up one of your pillowcases you can easily go buy one at the D.I. or a thrift store, just be sure to pick one that has a pattern on it that you will like because it will be on the outside of the bag. Here is what you do.