Check it out, ladies: a pillowcase that you can totally wear to the office!

* 1 pillowcase
* 1 zipper (7" or 9")

* Sewing machine (You can also sew by hand.)
* Seam ripper
* Straight pins
* Fabric scissors or rotary cutter
* Fabric pencil/tailor chalk
* Measuring tape/ruler
* Iron

Step 1: Prepare Pillowcase

Iron your pillowcase flat. Cut off the finished (open) end just below the seam. You will use this piece to create the waistband later.
It would be great if I could find a pillow case that was made out of stretchy material, maybe jersey? What do you think?
<p>i think it's cool and clever and ur pretty</p>
<p>love it!!!!!!!!! Gotta make it!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
So cute!!! I am sick of making pillow cases for children that are not even mine. Now I can make my own skits and knee length pencil skirts are my fav. :)
dress better if it were shorter. too long.
On one of the PBS sewing shows, there was a guest who makes dresses for little girls in Africa from pillow cases. Soooo cute.
My wife does this through our church in Bethany, OK that takes the dresses to Swaziland. The last group of doctors and nurses went in March and took about 100 dresses she and bunches of other women made. They have about 125 that are half-done and hope to send about 300 in August. A pillow case can easily be made into a little dress and so many in Africa have so little.<br><br>OperationDressUp.com if anyone is interested.
I really want to invole students and myself, but the website doesn't help. No info about patterns and where to send finished skirts. Can you please give me more info?
This is genius. I need to find some cool pillowcases now. I was wondering though, how tight is the skirt around the legs when you are walking around? If its a bit tight then I might just make it a little shorter. :)
My pillowcase didn't have any stretch, so I didn't make it as fitted as a normal pencil skirt. It falls just above my knees, and doesn't restrict normal walking. (Mind you, I wouldn't try to run in it.)
Awesome idea! This is one of those, "why didn't I think of that?!" sort of things.<br /><br />
This is awesome :) definatly a diy to try :)

About This Instructable




Bio: Brooklyn-based DIY from a gal in granny glasses. Likes: Sewing, crafting, DIY, crochet, embroidery, vegan goodness, beer. I blog at http://www.thezenofmaking.com
More by thezenofmaking:Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine Pillowcase Pencil Skirt Tutorial 
Add instructable to: