Yess! Bring on the fun and simple summer projects please!!! I don’t think I’ll ever tire of a simple and useful sewing project like these king size pillow covers for my kids. It was actually their idea, which is a nice twist. Natalie had hers for quite a while with a different cover, but Emily was able to make use of a king size pillow that I had stored away. I can’t even remember what I had bought it for, but it was nice to have it on hand.
I think this makes such a great gift for kids and I’m storing it away at the back of my mind for the next birthday party my girls get invited to. It’s of course not as big as a body pillow (which is kind of nicer in my opinion) and still makes for a great pillow to read or get cozy with, especially for kids! The other part is that it takes so little time and just a few supplies so that makes it super friendly for gifting and fun for kids to help with or even make on their own with a little supervision.
So we sifted through my stash and found the cutest prints. It was definitely the best part! We came up with all kinds of options and then finally decided on these. Aren’t they so cute?! Lucky for me I always keep a few invisible zippers on hand. I buy mine from Zipit on etsy but you can always pick one up at your local craft store. What’s really a game changer is having a invisible zipper foot. For just a few bucks you can have perfect invisible zips every time, no joke. Many years ago I followed Sew Katie Did’s invisible zip tutorial which I definitely recommend. I’ve done so many now that I’m sure I have my own little tricks and twists and am happy to show my kids, too. We had a great time sewing them up and I’m sure we’ll be making more soon!
Fabrics: Water Land by Jessica Neilson for Cloud9 Fabrics, backed with Summersville by Lu Summers for Moda (yes, we busted into the good stuff!)
Sleep Tight by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel, backed with Carolina Gingham by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Emily’s quilt is in the background, you can read about it here.