July 8, 2014

Making Pillow Cases For The "Pillowcase Project"

How is it that I have been sewing my whole life and never made a pillowcase?

I follow a great blog called "Kelley Highway" and she is collecting pillowcases for the National Children's Hospital in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines

Kelley has called this the "Pillowcase Project", you can read all about it HERE.  When I read the post, I knew I had to get onboard.

  Since I have a lot of polka dot fabric...Surprise...I decided thats what I would use to make my pillowcases.  I hope the kids like polka dots

Kelley and her husband are originally from Missouri and became Missionaries 15 years ago.   They now split their time between Manila and Guam and are serving several island regions in South East Asia and the South West Pacific including Australia.  This is why she calls her blog "Kelley Highway" ....She's always on the road.

I look forward to reading Kelley's blog....Instead of "Where's Waldo" I always wonder "Where's Kelley".  She takes her readers along on her mission work and freely shares the life lessons she's learned and the work she does.  She also blogs about her family, sewing, and crafting...Making it a delightful read.   

Although Kelleys life and mine are vastly different, I know, that if we ever meet we will talk until our jaws ache.

When I was looking online for a pillow case tutorial a friend told me to Google "Taco pillowcase"......LOL..... After a little looking I realized that she must have said "Burrito pillow case"....Yes, that's what it was...It's an easy to follow tutorial.

If you are not a seamstress but, feel inclined to contribute to the "Pillowcase Project", I'm sure the kids won't mind if the pillowcases are store bought!

Here's a quote from Kelley  "What a boost this would be if your readers would sew together a little kindness for these precious little people.  We all have so much, don’t we?"

Happy Crafting


Kelley said...

Dearest Carol, the Polka Dot Queen,

Such generosity from your heart today, to feature this wonderful project. Hugs to you, friend. What an honor to read your kind words, too.

I look forward to aching jaws, indeed! It's YOUR life that interests me more than you'll ever know! I commend you and your diligence and perseverance. May God bless every endeavor of your hands.

P.S. Your pillowcases are absolutely adorable! The little angels at NCH will adore them!

Hugs of gratitude,

Trisha said...

What an amazing idea and of course your pillow cases will be loved because they are adorable! I am definitely going to go check this out and pitch in some pillowcases my self!


Marlynne said...

Been thinking about making pillow cases too! Will check out the Tutorial. Thanks Carol!

Createology said...

Bless you and your lovely Polka Dot Pillowcases. I too am making pillowcases for Kelley's project. I had vintage childrens uber soft cotton fabrics and used all of it. Now I shall make more but with new fabrics. Bless You Dear and all the little children who will receive one of your pillowcases...

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful project ... your pillowcases looks so very pretty!

Teresa said...

Your lives might be but the same generosity of heart commands both your lives.

Such a lovely idea and project... I can't stop feeling sad to wonder how many dreams a Carol's creation will give to the less dreamy beings... Sad and Awfully Happy.

Many Blessings will be sent in return for all the kindness. And you're right - we have so, too, much. If nothing else the generosity of sharing news and initiatives that make a difference, Dear Carol.


PS - I enjoyed the taco/burrito pillow case - it sounds a mistake I would do.

Julie Shelander said...

Carol, you have an amazing heart.
Thanks for sharing Kelley's blog and the information.
I look forward to following her and sharing this project with friends and family.
Hugs, Julie

BTW, Thank you for being so good to stop by my blog and say hello. I was absolutely shocked to see your comments during your busy busy crazy show time ! Wow. Meant so much! xoxo

lynn said...

aren't those fun to make? i did xmas pillowcases when the kids were small and use them to wrap presents in:) you are so sweet to help kelley's cause, carol:)

Amy Jo said...


What a worthy project! I know the children will love them. I am going to check that out maybe I could sew a few myself. I have sewn quite a bit and never done pillowcases either.

Amy Jo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a generous and wonderful idea! I'm sure the kids will be thrilled with your bright and cheerful creations.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, the cases you created are darling and I know the kids will love them. What a wonderful cause and you are so generous to help Kelley's project.
Great and inspiring post Carol and thanks for sharing.

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is a wonderful project, I always love doing things like that to help someone.
I am sure other bloggers would help also.
I have never made a pillowcase however sure I could pull it off, maybe not as cute as yours
Thanks for sharing

I seen on a blog once where ladies were making little girls dresses out of pillowcases.

Mari said...

Your cases are simply beautiful, the kids will absolutely love them, what a great cause ;-)


Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

What a wonderful idea and bravo for you attempting a new project and donating it all!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Kelley is a very special person. Those kids are going to love your polka dots. They can bring a smile to anyone's face especially a child in need.

Melodee said...

wow! what a wonderful idea and sweet way to give! goodness, we are so blessed, as Kelley says....we all have so much...going over to read more now! (ps. your pillow cases will surely be the cutest around, haha!)

Becky said...

What a wonderful project to get involved in, how blessed these children will be to get these beautiful pillow cases.

Betty Sneeringer said...

They will love your polka dot cases. This looks like a very worthy cause.


Debbie said...

Giggling at the taco/burrito thing.
I love your polka dot pillow case. I haven't done one yet and need to stop procrastinating. I love that blog and blogger.

Been absent, but I see that you have been a little bit absent too. I imagine you are worn slap out after the big success of the Flea.

FabShabbyRoses said...

Another really fu pillowcase to make are Hotdog Pillowcases. Google it. You'll be surprised how quick and easy they are to make. I made my grandchildren these for Christmas last year. I will look at Kelley's blog!!!