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Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Take the challenge! Craft challenges are all the rage among online crafting communities, and this new series—the first ever on the subject—marries the popularity of repurposing with the appeal of the “new pretty” aesthetic. This time, it’s the common pillowcase that’s undergoing uncommon transformations in 28 beguiling projects, ranging from patterned pinafores and aprons ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Lark Books
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Aug 27, 2010 Molly rated it it was ok
Shelves: sewing-crafts
I like the "Pillowcase Memory" that are sprinkled throughout the margins of this book. A nice touch.

I like the photography. I like the concept of repurposing pillowcases.

I did not like all the plugs for Lark Crafts online (and at least one other website) sprinkled throughout the text of the book (I counted at least 4).

I did not like the fact that the project I liked the most, the Lavender Tote on p. 76 called for one "standard vintage cotton feedsack pillowcase - I do not know what that is, let
Aug 06, 2010 Beverlyanne rated it did not like it
Shelves: sewing, 2010
There are one or two clever and attractive projects in this book, but most are lame and clunky looking. The sections cover wearables (tunics and sundresses for children made by threading ties through casings)objects like purses (pillowcases not good material for these), and home objects like coasters. The most creative project is an apron made in layers consisting of the decorative edgings from vintage cases mixed with vintage patterned slices of pillowcases. Now no one needs a fancy apron, but ...more
Sep 08, 2015 Anne rated it liked it
My main problem with this book are the patterns for kids. I don't have any or know any girls of the age these might work for.

On the other hand, patterns I liked for myself were: Morning Glory bathrobe, Simply Red skirt, Slip-On Luxe slippers, Reversible Sun Hat, Superhereo Cape, Decorative Box, Oh, Baby! Quilt (which could be adjusted?), & Tea Time Tea Cozy.
I've likely got access to plenty of pillow cases, it's just a matter of having the book and access to a machine and the cases.
This is a great concept: lots of diffrent designers created projects using pillowcases as the medium. Some of these are cute, but the lower rating comes from a lack of projects I want to make. The only one I'm really interested in is the kimono on page 48. The pillowcases in the photopraphs are also far nicer than the selection at my local thrift store, and I am a frequent thrifter.
Apr 24, 2009 Tamara rated it liked it
Shelves: crafty, non-fiction
Fairly simple projects. Not sure how the author got her hands on so many beautiful vintage pillowcases, though! Mine are all garish mustard yellow creations from the 70s.

Cutest project was the back-of-the-chair remote control cozy.
Aug 31, 2010 Candy rated it it was ok
I didn't think this book was great. The styling is beautiful but the patterns are pretty common and not necessarily ground breaking.
Aug 21, 2010 Lois rated it it was ok
way fun to see designers rise to the challenge of how to sew something new with an old pillowcase. don't know if there is anything I'd make, but loved the inspiration.
Dec 25, 2009 Jessietaylortanner rated it liked it
Shelves: craft, 2009
There are a few things I want to make from this book. I like the overall feel and look of the book however.
Apr 24, 2009 Jodi rated it it was ok
Limited amount of projects, most of which I have seen before (for free)on other craft sites. The majority were geared toward those who have children to make items for.
Mar 18, 2016 Marilyn rated it it was ok
Why would I use a pillowcase? I didn't figure that out.
Feb 23, 2011 Ohia rated it liked it
Some pretty cute ideas for pillowcases
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Oct 08, 2010 Sherry Porter rated it really liked it
So many simple and great ideas... who knew a pillowcase could look so cute in so many ways. It also encourages using pillowcases that are vintage or from thrift stores like Goodwill.
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Suzanne Tourtillott was born in post-war Germany but lives and works, happily, in Asheville, North Carolina. After studying and then teaching fine art and commercial photography, she turned to writing arts journalism for periodicals and, ultimately, to writing and editing craft books. Suzanne has edited more than 50 titles in jewelry, ceramics, needle crafts--even poetry. Her business/Twitter is @ ...more
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