PATTERN 001: PRIDE PILLOWCASE

Well! Here you are, and here I am. This is my first pattern! Here’s what it is: a two-sided, envelope pillowcase pattern that fits standard and queen pillows. This pattern has eleven design variations, but I haven’t written the instructions for the following yet: the intersex design, the two spirit designs, or the demi ace-aro designs. These will be completed by April 7th at the latest, but if you want to venture into them on your own before that, you can find these designs in the master collection. Until then, they won’t have dedicated downloads.

You might think eleven designs is a lot, but I assure you, this scratches the surface of flag designs that our community bolsters. I am interested in adding more designs as demand comes in, but for now, this is how it works:

1. WHAT FLAG DO YOU WANT?
Google your desired flag design and use this as a guide to figure out what pattern you need. Alternatively, use this handy dandy chart:

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2. DOWNLOAD YOUR PATTERN:
Click the button below, and it’ll take you to my catalogue. If you just wanna have all of them, there’s a master collection, too! The pattern file includes PDF instructions, and at-home printing files with two seam allowance variations (they use different marks because some of them save paper depending on which seam allowance you pick), as well as a copy shop PDF that prints on 36” wide paper.

3. MAKE THAT THERE PILLOWCASE
It’s a beta pattern, so I’m interested in your feedback. Specifically: are my instructions easy to understand? Are they concise and fun without being distracting? Is my formatting easy to navigate? Are any of my formatting decisions (fonts, colours, spacing, paragraphs) impeding your ability to use them with ease? Any typos? Is the quality of the photos adequate, and does it serve to help you understand what you’re doing? Should I be including illustrations? Any feedback you have for me is appreciated, which you can send at jasonway@makeitparlour.com or at my instagram at @makeitparlour.

4. SHARE THAT THERE PILLOWCASE
Yeah fam! I wanna see what you got up to!! The pillowcase I made was the 5 stripe, transgender flag, so if you’ve made another design, I would love to showcase your work here as part of the pattern gallery. If this is something you wanna do, send me an email at jasonway@makeitparlour.com or at my instagram at @makeitparlour.

5. IF YOU FELT LIKE IT…
This is a free beta pattern, so I don’t feel any drive to ask money for it. I will never turn down the opportunity to come to you hat in hand, however, (starving student, hello) so if you felt like tipping me, you can do so at my Stripe down here:

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