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Easy Pillow Case Dress Tutorial – w/ Elastic, Bias Tape, and Ric Rac!

Hello again!

I hope you and yours are enjoying a wonderful season of fun, family, food, and fellowship!

Our friend and mentor, Nancy Zieman, has shared a wonderful video tutorial for making a pillowcase dress.  She also demonstrates embellishing with ric rac, some hemming tips, making the casing for elastic, and also using bias tape to finish the raw edges of the arm holes!  (If you’ve ever had to press a tedious, narrow hem around little arm holes, you are going to love the bias tape method as an easier and quicker alternative!)

In the video, Nancy is encouraging us to participate in making this dress for a little girl we love, but also in making a 2nd dress to send to a needy child in Africa.   She’s even provided us with a pdf including yardages and templates for sizes 3 to 12.  Click here for the printable instructions and be sure to watch this helpful video:

It would be so easy to add a cute embroidery design or applique to the front of these little dresses!

This project is perfect for using up your extra fabrics and it’s a great way to touch a needy child’s life with love from halfway around the world.

Contact me to share pictures of your completed dresses and I’ll share them on the blog!

The new year’s almost here!

Let’s get sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny