Students Turn Pillowcases Into Dresses

March 01, 2011 | Maurita Crew

Lace, buttons and bias tape helped students in Maurita Crew's 5–10 class at Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend, Ore., transform 17 pillowcases into cute, functional dresses. Darlene Kelley and Kay Sanborn, volunteers from the Redmond (Ore.) Church, guided students through the process, from cutting and pinning to using sewing machines to hem and attach straps and trimmings. The dresses were sized and packaged and will be going to Ethiopia with a school family who are picking up their adopted son. If you would like to try this simple, practical outreach, go to