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We Stitch Love is a program where we create pillowcases and other handmade items for our deployed military.

Our goal is to help these heroes have a little bit of ‘home’ while they are away from home. We are helping them with sweet dreams when they take a break.

A cooperative effort and one of the many things we volunteers do through Molly’s Adopt a Sailor. We send to MAS monthly adoption and to the hospitals for Special Hugs http://www.navyformoms.com/group/mollysadoptasailorproject/forum/to...

Email any questions, information or suggestions to  westitchlove@mollysadoptasailor.com

Pillowcases can be sewn together or premade cases can be decorated with paint or tie dyed. There are several different ways to make a premade case special if you don’t sew. As long as there is love inserted through effort, they are stitched with love!

A standard size pillow is 20”x26”. Pillowcases should be at least 22”x28” or longer. The body of the pillowcase should have at least one side that is soft to sleep on and without seams where their head will rest. There are different ways to sew a pillowcase. Here are a couple different ways.

 

Always prewash fabric and premade cases to remove sizing and shrinkage. (Adding a little vinegar helps to soften the fabric and set the dyes)

Pillowcase video tutorial – I don’t use the accent strip but that is your choice

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A different version is to cut the body 24”x44” and use an 8”x44” band. Sew band to body, press seam towards band top. Stitch side and bottom of body, zigzag edges so they don’t fray. Turn inside out, press and top stitch band seam. Turn down ¼” and press, fold over a 1” hem and stitch.

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Please add labels to your boxes when shipping               

For inexpensive plain (second quality manufacturers runs) visit www.pillowcase.net for large quantities of white or colored plain pillowcases to decorate.

 

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For those who have said they will be shipping pillowcases for Special Hugs, if you could, can you add a few snacks to your box? We want these heroes to have a great Movie Night before they lay their heads down to rest!

Will add some snacks--think all I have are Stacie's Pita chips(you can get quite a deal on individual snack bags through Amazon.) 

Thank you Kim and Carol!!  Kim, you were right - breathe and trust God!

Did you know that when mix and matching hems to bodies of pillowcases, sometimes the same fabric is the coolest.  By that, I mean sometimes I put the hem on backside of fabric to rightside of the body of same fabric.  You know it's a color coordinate, just in a subtle hue.  Look for the darker colored fabrics to make this work the best.  Just an idea.

Kim and carol .
I posted in MA and NYPD said get in here quick :)
I have the pcs covered for the September adoption . Coasties and Navy .

Will work out what else ish all be sending .

Hope you all have a. Great Labor Day.

Really?  Already?  Like, WOW!

Carol, meet Sheryl!!  Sheryl, this is Carol...

Awesome! Way to go sheryl!!!

And, Kim, meet Sheryl!!  Sheryl, this is Kim (not to be confused when I tell you Kimmy!).  LOL

Nice to meet you Sheryl!

Wow  Sheryl, that is great! - guess that means I can save up the ones I started this weekend for Oct's adoption (assuming they let us send pc...)

OK, now that everyone's been introduced, let me tell you about Sheryl.  She is one amazing Navy Mom of 2 who really ROCKS with her PCs  <3    Massachusetts Moms would be in trouble without her for sure.

I'm glad she got in here so quickly & didn't get bumped out.  I learned how fast you all move when I asked for pcs for SH.  lol

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