I normally hate IKEA, but…

…it was just before closing time and there was some cute fabric I wanted to grab (and the boy wanted some pear cider from the Swedish shop) so I allowed myself to be dragged into the 9th circle of hell, just this once. Across the warehouse-wasteland expanse of the store, a bold red print called out to me. But on further inspection, the print belonged to just some pillowcases. How disappointing!

Or, what if I could somehow turn those pillowcases into something wonderful? It took an evening, but out of two pillowcases and a bit of bias binding, this skirt emerged (and because the pillowcases each had a zipper, I’ve got an extra now!):

It hangs really nice over the hips, and has got a self-facing in lieu of a waistband. Hurrah for pillowcases! Though it’s still not likely to get me into another IKEA anytime soon.

Interested in more of my Ikea hacks?


Ikea table runner into a skirt and bag


Ikea pillowcases into placemats


Ikea shower curtain into a dress

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