pocket pillowcase prototype
June 5th, 2009
I've been thinking about making this pillowcase for a long while now (a lot of my posts start like that I know, but it takes me a loooong time from coming up with an idea to actually executing it). It's wrong in many ways: the size is off, the pocket is a little too small, there are too many pattern pieces, and for some reason my camera refused to focus on it. But at least the idea is out of my head finally. I wanted to make a small pillowcase with a patchwork pocket--my scraps box is literally overflowing--and a little friend to go in it. I made it in linen because linen pillowcases are awesome and because little heads seem to sweat a lot more then big ones, but if I sell these, which is the plan, they would be too expensive in linen. So maybe I'll do some simple embroidered linen ones and do the pocket pillowcases in cotton. The pillow is about 15" by 7" (or something like that). I like to use these little ones for my kids. They fit nicely in a crib and my daughter, who is in a bed, likes to have a big one and a little one. Does anyone else use these? Should I not make little ones and just make the standard size? I need your insight here. Go all out and tell me what you think of this. Good or bad, it's incredibly helpful.
I am still stuck on a name for the bag in the last post. I'm leaning towards "the finder's keeper," which 2 people suggested or the much simpler "the little bag." I'm going to visit my family for 10 days, so while I'm internetless in the woods I'll think it over. Thank you for all your suggestions: I think I might start calling my purse my "cache stash" because it's so awesome.