So what are pillowcase dresses anyway?
Pillowcase dresses are quite simply a dress made from the fabric found in a pillow case (or two..). Based on the designs and the free patterns below, a simple pillow case and some trimmings can make you a fantastic little dress for your daughter or granddaughter. We also have some wonderful options for women as well to make to make simple dresses and skirts.
Why do sewists like pillowcase dress patterns and projects?
I've really found pillowcase dresses to be a lot of fun and so simple (and inexpensive) to make. Pillow cases are often such a good source of interesting and attractive fabrics. If you find some nice designs on sale, you might even discover that the material is sometimes even cheaper than buying normal fabric. This really makes for a quick, easy and inexpensive sewing project for any sewist.
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How to start?
Look through your closet to find one or more pillowcases. You may also check your local stores for sales and garage sales or thrift stores for beautiful vintage designs. Look for interesting colors, prints, and textures. When you find something good, just choose a design below and get started. Most of these projects are quick and easy so you'll be done in no time.
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Pillowcase Dresses Free Patterns Roundup
If you want to learn even more about pillows and pillowcases. Here's a fun article we did about the history of the pillow.