Fun Owl Fabric - DIY Pillowcases

Nowadays, instead of being interested in buying clothes online, I'm more interested in buying fabric! Like any online shopping, it can be tricky not being able to touch all of the fabric or not seeing the true colors, but it's always a fun surprise when it comes in the mail! 

I used to (okay, I still do) like owls, because my previous initials were OWL - so when I saw this Dear Stella fabric on Raspberry Creek, I knew I needed to make this into a project! Being a young adult, it's not really acceptable to wear this print in clothing... so I made them into pillowcases for our home. 

Coordinating fabric (Cotton and Steel) came from our local quilting shop, Calico Gals. 

Coordinating fabric (Cotton and Steel) came from our local quilting shop, Calico Gals. 

I used this free pattern and found it to be very doable. The hardest part actually was ironing all of the fabric after I pre-shrunk it in the wash (so wrinkly!) and cutting the fabric to the specified sizes. Not having a giant cutting mat, cutting big rectangles accurately is my least favorite thing. Fortunately, this pattern is forgiving, so it was all ok in the end! 

Actually, Kyle let me get this fabric for pillowcases not because the owls are adorable but because they conveniently matched some of his favorite sport's teams colors...  ;) 

If I did it all over again, I would make sure I bought enough main fabric so that the owls could be oriented upright, but I guess they're resting too ;) 

Thanks for reading! :)