Pillowcase Dress or Shorts

This is a super-easy and super-fun project that only takes a few minutes. Please scroll down for the complete pattern. You can repurpose your gently-used pillowcases from home, or stop by yard sales or thrift shops to start your collection of cute fabrics in all types of patterns. Every little girl is different and has different tastes, so someone is sure to love the dresses you make. You can also make shorts from the pillow cases, for more options.

Pillowcases were well accepted by little girls in a Haitian orphanage. Missionaries from Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas took the dresses to the children.

Members of a sewing group in Omaha, Nebraska sent 75 pillowcase dresses which will go on the next Fredonia Hill trip to Haiti. Anyone wanting to participate in this project may mail pillowcase dresses to:

Handwork That Helps
c/o First Baptist Church
411 North Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

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pillowcase dress instructions

child 2

child 1

many dresses

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