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Making Pillowcase Dresses for Your Craft Booth

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Sew all four seams in place with the sewing machine. These will be the sides of the dress.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Create a new seam inside the previous seam and sew the sides together.
  8. Fold up the bottom of the dress an inch and sew in place.
  9. 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.

For more information on clothing labels for your pillowcase dresses, contact us at It’s Mine Labels.