Pillowcases can make the perfect fabric for many projects, including handmade clothing.
Often more inexpensive than fabrics, it is also a neat way to utilize old pillowcases that aren’t being used. From girl’s dresses to grownup skirts and blouses, the following are inspiring ideas and patterns for pillowcase fashion designs.
Make pajama shorts or lounge pants for kids, like these old-fashioned print pajamas. Not only do they look cute, but they are also comfortable and using a ribbon or a drawstring as the tie allows room for adjusting.
This easy pillowcase dress tutorial also has a handy cutting and sizing chart for figuring out measurements. This dress design is inspired by the simple pattern and links to Craft Hope, a charitable organization where people can donate their handmade items to those who truly need them.
This mod A-line dress is perfect for reusing vintage pillowcases.
This free pattern for a little girl’s retro dress is also perfectly sized for using pillowcases.
On a different end of the fashion spectrum, this idea for a superhero cape is a charming way to use an old pillowcase.
For adult handmade clothing, pillowcase dresses and this pillowcase top with lace detail are creative, and the finished products do not at all look like their former selves.
A pillowcase skirt can be made into various lengths and with a pattern or a solid, and is an easy, do it yourself design.
Additionally, packaging inserts can even be sewn onto pillowcases and make clever organizers for sewing, crafts, school and office supplies, among other storage uses.
Pillowcase designs are economical alternatives to purchasing fabrics and are versatile enough to be used in many ways.
For more inspiration, check out 20 pillowcase tutorials for links to lessons, patterns and handmade crafts with a vintage vibe.
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