Pillowcases – Miller Community House


The Miller Community House is a organization in my city that “provides emergency shelter and supportive services to men, women and children experiencing a housing crisis”. I inherited my great-grandmother’s sewing machine and decided to figure out what I could sew to donate to those in need. After researching many beginner projects online, I found a tutorial on YouTube to create “burrito” pillowcases. They are called this because you roll the fabric together before you sew it :). They are super easy to make and I love that you can use two coordinating fabrics with an accent. I wanted the pillowcases to be really special. Here are a few examples:


IMG_5138To be honest, I did mess up a couple of cases. I didn’t want to waste the material, so I  made them into bags and filled with school supplies.

IMG_5140I enjoyed dropping off the things I made. Vanessa, at Miller Community House, was so welcoming and made me feel like my work was worth it!!!

I hope I have given you a little inspiration today or at least, if you are into sewing, shared an idea for a beginner project that looks like a much more advanced one.

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