"From California to Massachusetts, Florida to Michigan, the UK to Africa, ConKerr Cancer
pillowcases are bringing HUGE smiles and hugs to children with life threatening illnesses. Thousands of volunteers, around the world, are joining together to brighten the lives of these children with a simple act of kindness: making a fun, cheerful pillowcase."
To find a find a local chapter, you can click here: http://www.conkerrcancer.org/
I make my pillowcase a little differently from the directions posted at Project Run & Play and I thought that I would post a little tutorial for those who want to make the finished 'cuff' of the case without needing to topstitch. I often add another band of color, ribbon, or lace between the cuff and the body of the case, as shown in the last photo of this post.
You will need these materials for a standard pillowcase (in addition to the typical things in your sewing room):
* 27 inch L x 42 inch W piece of fabric for the body of the case
* 10 inch L x 42 inch W piece of contrast fabric for the cuff of the case
Follow the instructions on each photo. Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on it.
Another wonderful quote from Mother Teresa:
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless."