(Edited to add: Someone just pointed to PotternBarn Kids, where they have QUEEN size sheets of the old Star Wars prints!! http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/star-wars-sheeting/)
I've been wanting to remedy the situation for myself. So I was at the fabric store the other day and found some geeky type fabrics in the remnant bin of soft cotton flannel with each one was about not-quite 2 yards in length. I knew the perfect projects for them, and they only cost me $5.00 per remnant.
So I got to serging and sewing.
The following diagram shows the dimensions I used for the pillow case.
(Note: This is a quick and dirty tutorial. There are more elegant ways to make a pillow, and certainly one with more construction effort. However, this is what I did.)
- WASH and DRY your fabric first before you start sewing. So, you know how much you actually will have before you start sewing. It'll be tragic to sew your case, then have it shrink in the wash.
- Measure & cut your fabric per the diagram.
- I simply folded the fabric so I would have less sides to sew. However, you can also cut out two pieces of fabric instead.
- Pinking shears are your friend!
I love flannel fabric. It's so soft and warm. Even one of the Boys helped me test drive it.