I love making pillowcases as gifts. Not only are they (usually!) fast and easy, but they are fun, practical, and easily customizable to the recipient's tastes and interests. I decided to make Thing 2 a new pillowcase to celebrate his new room, using cheerful bug fabric I found on clearance at JAF. (The red trim is a lightweight cotton from my stash.) I decided to change things up by using piping instead of flat contrast trim. I think it turned out pretty well!
And the real reason for making Thing 2 a pillowcase using piping was....to practice for these! A friend is getting married this weekend, and while she and her new husband have indicated that they don't need anything, I know that she would enjoy some funky pillowcases. Both bride and groom practice martial arts - that is how they met! - so I thought the Robert Kaufman I Am Ninja line would be perfect! So here is a "his and hers" set of ninja pillowcases. I'm really pleased with how these turned out. (Which is good, as these are the most expensive pillowcases I've ever made, bar none!)