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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
Be sure and post pictures of your completed pillowcases and of any sewing parties.
MOST important of all.....HAVE FUN.....
Are pillowcases still needed for the August adoption?
August is sewn up. Prepare for adoptions for the rest of the year! Thanks for asking.
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We are still here! Keep on sewing that stash!
Kim, put me down for 6 pillowcases for the March 2017 adoption.
Thank you Carol! March mission has been completed! Everyone please keep sewing and stashing! :-)
Bumping for sewing pillowcases instructions