Ethan started a new preschool (yes, he's still in his Mother's Day Out on Tuesdays where he started two weeks ago, but this is a three-day-program! Yay!)..and he had to have a flat crib sheet for the cot he sleeps on for naptime. (have you ever heard of such a thing?) So, we inquired... and found out that it's half of a twin sheet!
I found a super cute stripey one at Wal-Mart (for $5.00! ..now that's cheap fabric!), and cut it in half. I ironed it, put a new seam down the cut side, and ironed it all. Then I added his name to the big wide hem, and voila: Flat Crib Sheet!
And then..since I had extra fabric (half a twin's worth!), I decided to try to make a matching mini-pillowcase for the pillow he loves for school. It's just a boudoir pillow filler from Hobby Lobby (I think it's 12x18), and a little pillowcase. We got the original pillowcase from Pottery Barn, but had his name added after we purchased it..and it was coming off! : O
|Can you see the top left of the 'E' missing?|
|This cut side is 12.5" W x 26" L|
|And this cut side is 12.5" W x 22" L (just enough for a turned-under hem and a 2.5" end to monogram ; )|
|Then I ironed down the seams, pinned, sewed the end seam and folded..remember it has to stay open for the "tuck" inside the pillowcase.|
|I placed right sides together, and sewed the three sides together.|
|Finally, I kept it inside-out, and sewed a line all the way around the pillowcase making the "end"..turned it right side out, and monogrammed it! : )|
|Here is the "tuck"..see how you can't see the filler? ; )|
|And here is his matching set. All ready for preschool. (and his kinda-matching Toy Story blanket in the background!) Yep, all for $5!|