These DIY Scrappy St. Patrick's Day Pillowcases are so quick and easy and they make for a super fun festive addition to your green decor.
Scrappy Charm PillowcaseThis little green pillowcase is a St. Patrick's Day version of my Love Valentine's Day pillow case I made years ago. I've been meaning to make one forever and I'm so glad I finally did! For the written directions and supply list see the Love Pillow tutorial or watch the video below.
Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover Pillowcase Tutorial
- Green Main Fabric 18"x 39-44"
- Scraps of various green fabrics
- Gold Heat Transfer Vinyl
- 18" Pillow Fom
- Cricut Explore or other cutting machine
- Sewing Machine
- Serger (optional)
Watch the full instructions in the video above. For a basic pillow case tutorial and how to change the dimensions to fit other sized pillow forms see my envelope pillowcase tutorial.
- Iron the heat and bond to your scraps of fabric.
- Place your fabric bound to the heat and bond on the cutting mat paper side down. And cut on the Cricut Explore with the card stock setting.
- Remove paper backing and arrange on front side of main pillow fabric and iron in place.
- Top stitch around each clover.
- Cut "lucky" or other phrase out of gold vinyl and iron in place. See this post for more info on using heat transfer vinyl.
- Fold the back pieces of the pillow over and pin into place. It should form a square the size of your pillow form (for me 18").
- Sew along each side to seal the pillow case. Serge to finish if desired.
- Turn right side out and stuff with pillow form.
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- 1 Panel Doll Fabric (there are three options with different hair and skin tones)
- 1/4 yard each Red and White 1/2 Inch Stripe Fabric
- 1/4 yard (or scrap) Green Fleece
- Green 1/4 inch Ribbon
- 6 inches 1/4 inch elastic
- FREE Pirate Doll Costume Patterns
- Holly Shoe Bells
- The password is in every newsletter so if you're already a subscriber check your last newsletter near the bottom the go to this page to access the patterns.
- Or if you're not already a subscriber sign up right here and when you confirm your email it should give you a welcome page with the password for my downloads page.
- Sew the Dolls according to the directions on the fabric panel. You can watch me sew the girl one in the video above or the boy in this video.
- Cut the pattern pieces out. I used woven for the stripes but in retrospect I could have easily used the knit version and wouldn't have to worry about fraying. But I think the fraying adds to the pirate feel.
- Note I'm not doing any finishing work since they are doll costume but if you want to finish your seams, edge stitches the pointy edges, press and all that feel free too!
- I used 1/4 inch seam allowances
- With right sides together sew the straight sides of the short pieces together (this will make the center seams).
- Open up and sew along the curve of the inseam.
- Iron the top edge under 1/2 inch and sew down to form a casing making sure to leave an opening for the elastic.
- Insert elastic. Sew ends of elastic together and close up the hole in the casing. The shorts are now done
- Make the vest by sewing the front vest pieces to the back vest piece at the top edge.
- Then sew the side seams from the markings making sure to leave holes for the arms.
- Top stitch the ric rac onto the right side of the vest along the front edge and neck. Now your vest should be done.
- Cut a length of ribbon for the sash. And attach a Holly Shoe Jingle Bell.
- With right sides together sew the side seams of the dress.
- Fold the arm holes under 1/4 inch and sew down.
- Fold the top edges under 1/2 inch and sew down.
- Thread the green ribbon through the neck casings you have just made. I like to use a loop turner for this. You will tie a bow to close the dress on the doll. Now your dress is done.
- Wrap a Holly Shoe Bell around one of her pony tails and you're good to go.
- 1 Box Devil Food Cake Mix (I used this one)
- 1/3 C vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs
- 3/4 C Butterscotch Chips
- 40 (ish) Peanut Butter Cups
- Mix together everything except the butterscotch chips and mints.
- Once combined stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop onto a cookie sheet in 1 inch scoops. Keep it small these spread a lot!
- Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately top each with an unwrapped peanut butter cup.
- The heat from the cookie should melt the chocolate and when it does take a knife and smoosh it down to make the marbled look. If your cups don’t get spreadable you can pop the cookie sheet back in the oven for a minute.
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