Sew a Set of Silky Pillowcase with Tricot Fabric



Have you ever slept on a silky pillowcase? They are cool, soft, and luxurious and some people in my family can't sleep without them! I sew a batch of these every few years and it can be a little tricky to sew with silky fabric. Today I'm sharing my best tips and tricks for making a pillowcase out of silky tricot fabric. 

Handmade Gifts to Sew for Dad

 

Handmade Gifts to Sew for Dad

The men in my life are the hardest to sew for. They don't like all the cute little things I usually like to sew, and obviously pretty floral fabrics are a big 'no'. But if you change the fabrics to solids or heavier utility fabrics you can easily make a project more manly.  One year I sewed big zipper pouches and toiletry bags for all my brothers and they were a hit.  Here's a round up of ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing

What to sew for Dad for Father's Day -Handmade Gift Ideas for Dad

For the Dad who loves to travel...

Sew a Road Trip Toiletry bag with my free sewing pattern

Sewing for Dad - Road Trip Toiletry Bag free pattern - DIY Toiletry bag

Sew a Grow zipper pouch with my free sewing Tutorial

- Sewing for Dad - Sew a Grow zipper pouch - perfect for travel - free sewing Tutorial


For the Dad who loves to read...

Sew a Soft Glasses case

Sew a soft glasses case - free pattern - sewing for dad



on the go reading pillow - free pattern by Polkadot Chair

For the Dad who loves to cook...

Sew a set of Oven Mitts  with this free pattern at Suzy Quilts

Sewing for Dad - Quilted Oven Mitt tutorial by Suzy Quilts

Sew an Adjustable Apron using this free pattern from Molly Sketchbook

Sewing for dad - Adjustable Apron Tutorial by Molly's Sketchbook

I hope these ideas help you to find a little sewing inspiration for the hard to sew for dads in your life. If you liked this post, share it with a sewing friend. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on my latest patterns and handmade items for sale. 

Happy Sewing! 



I Am A Soccer Mom : Soccer/Camping Chair Cover Tutorial

DIY Camping Chair Cover Tutorial - Make a replacement cover for a camping chair

Hi friends!  I'm back today with another sewing tutorial for the Soccer Mom Series. Everyone uses camping chairs to sit on the sidelines at soccer.   The chair covers are always poor quality and rip out before the chair dies, leaving you with a perfectly good chair but no easy way to carry it.  

Grow Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Boxed Corners

Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Boxed corners - easy to sew zipper pouch

Make a cute zipper pouch with boxed corners! This pouch is part of my monthly zipper pouch series. It features little tabs to grab as you zip, a pieced half log cabin block on the front roomy boxed corners,  Come learn how to make one!

Soccer Mom: Super Easy Sleeve Tie Tutorial

Hi everyone, This is the last week of our I Am a Soccer Mom series! Today I'm going show you how to make a quick and oh sew easy shoulder sleeve tie, also sometimes called sleeve scrunchies. 

Knockoff Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress Tutorial

Anthro Knockoff Somerset Maxi Dress Tutorial
I finished my Knock off Anthropologie Somerset dress! I'm really excited that I was able to pull this one off. Today I'm sharing which patterns I loosely used, the fabric I chose, and things I learned making it. Keep reading for all the details and an explanation of my steps so you can make one too. 

What is a Walking Foot?

What is a Walking Foot used for?

Do you use a Walking Foot when you sew? If not, I'm here to tell you it will up your sewing game and reduce frustration if you make quilts or handbags. Come learn all about how, why, and when to use a Walking Foot.

Make an Easy Summer Beach Tote: Free Photo Tutorial

Need a fresh tote for the summer?  Here is an easy Summer Tote that is the perfect size for taking to the pool or the beach. Use your favorite outdoor fabric print for a sturdy beach bag that will hold up in the sun.

How to Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case

How to Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case
Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case using my free pattern! This easy sewing pattern uses foam stabilizer for extra cushion and a soft flannel fabric for interior to help protect your favorite 'sunnies' or 'readers'. Make one for yourself or give it as a gift. 

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds with Storage Bin

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds with Storage Bin free pattern

Do you use cotton rounds to remove your makeup? They save my washcloths from stains but I don't like that they leave little cotton bits stuck to my eyelashes. The good news is that it's easy to make a bunch of reusable cotton rounds that work just as well at removing makeup without the leftover lint. Come learn how...