Remember these super hero capes? Yup, Wal-Mart twin sheet (still have a bunch left, too!)
Although it's not finished, I also used a sheet for the backing of this scrap quilt.
And the remainder of that sheet became this pillow case.
Normally, I'd just cut off the hem of a sheet, but this time I was running short of fabric. To have enough fabric for the pillow case, I had to cannibalize the wide hem of the sheet.
And that's when I learned the best thing about using Wal-mart sheets. Not the price, but the hems!
The hems are chain stitched on. One side of the hem will look like straight stitching:
The loops will only 'unzip' in one direction. I like to just snip in the middle of the seam to find out which direction to pull the thread.
I know this seems like a simple thing-- but I was positively giddy when I realized that ripping out that seam would take 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes! Next time I was out shopping, I didn't hesitate to pick up a sky blue king sheet on sale (ahem, even though I don't have a plan for it!).
Anyone else get uber-excited over small time saving tips? Less importantly, what would you do with a king sized flat sheet just waiting to be cut up?