Having just had another bub after 4 years, you start to remember all these things you'd forgotten. For instance - that most children's cot sheet sets come with a pillow case - even though the SIDS guidelines specifically say not to use a pillow for babies. I don't think the Little Guy actually started using a pillow until he moved into a big boy bed at aged 3.
In light of this - I'm out to think of as many ways to use these pillowcases as possible. Of course you can keep them for a couple of years until your child is old enough to use a pillow, however lots of them are smaller than normal pillow sizes.
Here are the ideas I've come up with so far. If you'd like to add ideas feel free to do so in the comments and please link back if you've blogged about a project or used one of our ideas.
1. Fold over the top and put a drawstring in to make a handy bag to carry nappies and wipes in.
2. Make a simple 'pillowcase' dress.
3. Use the fabric in a quilt.
4. Use the fabric in a rag rug.
5. Add ties and make an apron - for an adult or a child depending on the size of the pillowcase.
6. Unpick, back the two halves with terry towling and use as burp cloths.
7. Cut up and use to make bunting to decorate baby's room.
8. Sew bibs for baby.
9. Use half to make a placemat and the other for a napkin when the fun of solid food starts.
10. Add a drawstring or little handles and use as a library bag.
11. Make matching linen or clothes for a favourite doll or teddy.
12. Make a swirly skirt or small pair of shorts (or other kids clothes).
13. Cut up to make a small cushion cover for their room or favourite chair.
14. Cut up and use in any small sewing project such as a passport cover, camera cover or purse.
15. Cut up and use as the outer layer for fabric nappies.
So there are a few ideas to get us started...... how many can we think of?