The London Friendship Quilters’ Guild made a huge pile of pillowcases for a residential home for children. Each child having to stay gets his/her own unique pillowcase to remind them someone is thinking about them and cares.
I make pillowcases to use as wrapping paper for toys. I tie it closed with ribbon. It takes as long to unwrap as paper, you can put the toys back in the case to tidy up and the recipient has a good quality fabric pillowcase to last the year. I also recommend them as a couch napping pillowcase. When we had room for an actual couch I made a flannel pillowcase and enjoyed many a Sunday afternoon nap on it.
Do you have trouble thinking of gifts for young men? We have football, hockey, soccer, basketball, skateboarding and gaming fabric so you can make them a single or pair of pillowcases. Anne made up some pillowcase kits in football team colours. She made a sample in her Denver Bronco team colours.
Pillowcases are a great beginner sewing project. So if you are teaching young ones to sew, it is simple and useful.
We have put all Christmas fabric, patterns, whatever, on sale for 30% off the regular price. That makes the Christmas pillowcase kits $6.30 plus tax. Since you can sew them up in 15 minutes you can have enough made for wrapping awkward shaped gifts in no time.