Pillowcase Partners

Sew, Lovely!

There are so many ways to get involved with The Valentine Project and showcase your unique talents. Did you know that each child registered with The Valentine Project, receives an extra-special one-of-a-kind handmade pillowcase that holds their Valentine Gift Box?

These amazing pillowcases are sewn with love by our volunteers and it’s easy to participate. Click here to sign up to be a Pillowcase Partner.

Then, download these easy-to-follow directions to make special pillowcases for a deserving child: The Valentine Project Pillow Case Instructional

Here’s what you will need to make a standard pillowcase:

Three different prints of fabric.

27″ (3/4 yard) of fabric for the body of the pillowcase.

9″ piece of fabric for the cuff. 4. 2″ piece of fabric (1″ wide) for the trim.

Vanessa Vargas Wilson, the Crafty Gemini


Vanessa Vargas Wilson, known as the Crafty Gemini, is an award winning quilter, designer and sewing instructor. She is known mostly for her clear and concise instructional YouTube videos. Her channel, TheCraftyGemini has over 473,000 subscribers and her tutorials have been viewed 47 million times worldwide. A law professor turned entrepreneur, Vanessa now shares her lifestyle and DIY skills with a global audience via the web. She teaches viewers how to do everything from sewing clothes, handbags and quilts to organic gardening and even woodworking projects. Her work has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, the New York Times, ABC World News, Fox News Latino, Parents Latina, Quilty, Modern Patchwork and Modern Quilts Unlimited. She is also a guest instructor on the PBS sewing shows It’s Sew Easy, Sew It All and Knit & Crochet Now!

Vanessa is a first-generation American and a native Spanish speaker. She earned her B.A. and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. Today she lives on a 5-acre organic homestead in Florida with her husband, their two homeschooled children and dozens of farm animals.



A very special thanks to Dr. Tameka N. Ellington from Kent State University for creating these great instructions. Tameka is a new Pillowcase Partner and is Associate Dean of the College of the Arts and Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Kent State.

We are so grateful to Vanessa for allowing us to include her video on The Valentine Project website.

Check out her website and follow her on social media here:
website: https://craftygemini.com
facebook: https://facebook.com/craftygemini
instagram: https://instagram.com/craftygemini
youtube: https://youtube.com/c/thecraftygemini

Thank you for sending or delivering pillowcases to:

The Valentine House
203 West Main Street
Jewett, OH 43986