Valentine’s day is approaching fast! Just a few days and it’s here. I came up with a project inspired by Valentine’s but perfect to keep around all year long. It’s a PJ case, a case where you can store PJs during the day. No more pajamas under the pillows or laying around the bedroom. It will lay fluffy on your kid’s bed waiting for bedtime to get emptied out!
You will need:
One 14” x 14” and two 14” x 8” pieces of fleece
Acrylic or textile paint in color of your choice
Textile medium (if you decide to use acrylic paint)
A foam or spouncer brush
Surface for mixing colors (I use the cover of a take out container)
1. PRINT THE DESIGN
Follow steps 1. though 6. used in April showers Tee project to make your stencil and print the design on the 14” x 14” piece of fleece. Note that you are NOT using the striped area in the heart stencil. Place the letters as you like. If you are using textile paint, you do not need to use the textile medium.
2. MAKE THE PJ CASE
I decided to use fleece for this case because it won’t fray and I didn’t want to finish the edges. If you decide you want to use a different kind of fabric and you want to finish the edges, you have to account for this in the measurements.
Overlap the two 14” x 8” pieces of fleece so that you have a 14” x 14” square. That will be your opening. Pin it down to keep it in place. Place the 3 layers of fabric so that the right sides are facing each other. Stitch all around the edges using a ¼” to ½” seam allowance. Clip the corners and turn inside out. Press edges and enjoy!
* I recommend printing your fabric first. If you mess up, all you have to do is cut another piece of fabric as oppose to having to make a whole case again.
* You can print the design on a previously purchased pillow case and use that instead. Or print it on a Tee shirt too!
I made this one for my daughter and she loves it! You can make them as gifts for your friends' kids or your own. Have your littles give you a hand, they’ll treasure their PJ cases even more! Remember to supervise children while doing this project, specially while cutting, ironing and sewing.
Have fun and please share pictures of your projects!