I got to share my Message Pillow Cases at Tatertots and Jello
Today I get to share it with you here on my blog…
 
 
 
 
Every Christmas I make a pillow case for each of my kids.
This year I decided to add some fun EXCHANGEABLE pockets to them and give the pillows away in the last day of October.
I can’t believe November is here and  Thanksgiving is just around the corner!
 
WHERE DID THE YEAR GO?
 
Anyways, during this month me and my sweet husband  will be filling up those pockets with notes that express
 why we are grateful for each of our children individually.
 
 
 
 Do you have any special traditions that you do during the month of November?
 
 
 
 
Here is the TUTORIAL:
 
Materials.
 
All you need for this project is fabric, felt, scissors, embellishments of your choice and a glue gun.
 
 
 
{ FIRST }
 
Make the pillow case. I did mine using as a pattern another pillow case.
If you have a pillow case you love just skip this step.
 
 
 
{ SECOND }
 
Cat the length of a 9×12 piece of felt in half and then fold it in half again to make a pocket.
 
 
 
{ THIRD }
 
Trace the shapes of the themes of your pockets in the fabric and cut them out.
 
 
 
I thought it would be fun to change the pocket during the year accordingly to the seasons and special occasions. I made a little pattern for you just in case you need some help with the shapes.
{  click on the picture for the original size }
 
 
 
So I ended cutting  a Christmas Tree, a little bird for Easter, a cupcake for birthdays and a heart for Valentines and Thanksgiving {have a thankful ♥}
Some other great ideas could include a tooth for the Tooth Fairy,or an apple for Back to School…
The possibilities are endless…
 
 
 
{ FOURTH }
 
Attach the shapes to the pockets…. Time to sew!
 
 
{ FIFTH }
Get creative, show your taste and decorate your pockets…
I used buttons, ribbon and yarn for mine.
…I think the little bird is my favorite ;)
 

 

 
 
{ SIXTH }
Close the pocket.
I used thin yarn to stitch both sides of the pocket together.
{ DO NOT CLOSE THE POCKET UNTIL YOU ARE DONE WITH THE EMBELLISHMENTS}
 
 
 
{ SEVENTH }
Add Velcro dots to the back of the pockets and to the pillow.
 
 
 
 YOU ARE DONE!
 
Now all you have left is to fill up those pockets with best wishes, love notes,
inspiring thoughts, yummy treats and sweet dreams…
 
 
 
… Happy Friday!
 
Besos!
 
me ;)
 
 
 
 

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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25 Responses to Pillowcases with EXCHANGEABLE Pockets

  1. Brittany says:

    Just stumbled upon your website through pinterest today and cannot stop reading all of your posts! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE… I’m starting to wonder if this is all you ever think about!! haha!!

    Anyways, I now know what I’ll be bringing to my Pinterst themed Christmas Party!! Thanks so much!

    Keep posting so that I can get more ideas!! Kisses and Hugs from Texas!!

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