Edward’s bedtime routine is pj’s, bottle and climbing the stairs to his bedroom. In his bedroom he has a cuddle with both of us and we give him his dummy and a little noo noo (made from an old muslin) to take to bed. I’m not sure how it started but we’ve done this for months and it’s very cute to see. For a long time Edward has put the muslin under his chin and cuddled up with it in his cot and lately I’ve been thinking he’s ready for a pillow to lie on.
I picked up a lovely Cath Kidston pillowcase featuring aeroplanes but it needed resizing to a cot pillow size. I thought I’d make a simple tutorial on how to re-size a pillowcase in case anyone might find it helpful.
1. Turn pillow case inside out and measure the size you want to reduce it to and add a 1cm seam allowance (here a standard junior pillow size 57 x 35 cm). Pin and then tack the lines so it will be easy to sew on your machine.
2. Sew along the tacked lines and remove the tacking thread. Remember to backstitch at each end so the thread is secure. Cut away the excess material.
3. Turn the right way and stuff with your pillow! Voila, one re-sized pillow case and some scrap fabric for another project.
Edward hasn’t been too sure of his pillow yet. Every morning I go into his room and the pillow is at the other end of his cot to him! Hopefully he will get used to it soon…
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