Making Pillowcase Dresses for Your Craft BoothLucinda Winston
Pillowcase dresses are an easy craft you can make for a craft booth, and you can place fun clothing labels for kids on them to look professional. All you need for the project is some ribbon, a few yards of material, measuring tape, some pins, and a sewing machine. You do not even have to be a sewing expert to complete this project.
- Figure out what width you need. Generally, kids wearing size 2 to 8 can get by with a 22-inch width; however, after size 4, add a 1/2 inch to the width for each size up. For length, add one inch to 24 inches from size two and up. Add 4 inches to it for seam requirements if you want longer lengths.
- Cut fabric to desired length and width. You’ll be cutting the sheet in two equal pieces at this point, but both pieces have to be exact.
- Lay the fabric pattern down, fold one side over 1/3 inch, and iron it in place. Fold it over one more time and iron again. Do this for the opposite side, and do the same on the second sheet.
- Sew all four seams in place with the sewing machine. These will be the sides of the dress.
- Fold over the fabric at the top for the ribbon casing. Have the casing be 3/8 inch larger than the ribbon itself. Fold over the casing a second time, and then sew in place. Repeat on the other sheet of fabric.
- Measure 6 inches down from the casing for the arm holes. Measure a larger arm hole for sizes 6 and up. Place a pin where the hole should be.
- Create a new seam inside the previous seam and sew the sides together.
- Fold up the bottom of the dress an inch and sew in place.
- Feed the ribbon through the top. Make sure the ribbons stick out an equal amount on each side. Sew a seam in the casing to hold the ribbon in place. Heat seal the ribbon.
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