Now that my girls have started sewing, we are always on the lookout for a fun easy project to do. I had this on a Pinterest board for some time now, and it turned out to be a great idea. We made pillowcases: one for each child, and one to give away.
Conkerr Cancer is an organization that gives bright cheery pillowcases to children in the hospital, many suffering from cancer or other terminal illnesses. Anyone can sew pillowcases and send them to the volunteers who hand them out. The website gives clear directions and information on how to go about the project.
Each girl selected a main fabric and a trim fabric. We bought enough to make two pillowcases from each set of fabrics. I sewed Esther's and Isaac's of course, but Lucy and Julia were able to do a good portion of the work themselves. The sewing is easy straight lines. I did learn how to do a French seam, which was new to me (but very simple).
The girls are very proud of their work, and excited to send pillowcases off to children who need them. I love that they were able to practice their sewing skills and do a service project at the same time!