Friday, January 4, 2013

a touch of crochet

I've been admiring all those beautiful pillow cases with crochet trim for quite some time. I just love how pretty and romantic they look. So, I had to make me some the other day (well, I actually made only one so far, but I'm planning on making more).


I paired my all time favorite Bari J. fabric with this lovely green stripe by Michael Miller and got to work.


I sort of worked out my own way to make this burrito style pillow case. It took a little bit but I managed to figure out how to make french seams that are not peeking out.

I then used this tutorial to make a base for my crochet trim, and another tutorial for the trim itself. Both of these tutorials are fantastic and I will be using them again for sure. I'll just have to come up with a better way of making a base for the trim without so much struggle. I think my yarn was too thick to go through the fabric easily so there had to be a lot of tugging and pulling, plus really sore fingers, too.


I must say though, even with sore fingers, it was totally worth is. I do love how this pillow cover turned out, and, as I said, there's more of these in my future. I even ordered some adorably sweet fabric to make my next set extra girly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

18 comments:

  1. Yes! Romantic is the word! I am loving these pillows that popping around blog land for many years.. Yours is surely lovely and the one fabric your order will look fabulous with the sweet trim.

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  2. How cool is this!?!?!? Beautiful! Thanks for the links!

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  3. it's beautiful!! i've been wanting to make some of these for a long time, too. always so many good ideas and not enough time! good choice on fabric for your next one. sooooooo pretty!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  4. So lovely! I am going to have to check out these tutorials... What a great way to combine two things I love to do! Thanks for sharing the links :)

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  5. I love how pretty it looks on the edge. I am trying to learn how to crochet, with little luck, but keep trying. I am going to look at your tutorials and see if that helps or if I just need to be more patient!

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  6. That is beautiful Svetlana! Making pillows with a crochet trim are on my someday list . . . I actually already have the yarn I want to use - but I haven't made the cases.

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  7. This is such a beautiful pillow cover! I love the green inside and the outside is beautiful as well. How cool that you made the crochet trim, too. Gorgeous! Will this go on your bed or on a sofa? I think it would look great on a sofa, and I think it would look good with your pillow collection.

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for the link to the base for the crochet! I've never thought of starting that way, and I like the "backstitch" method better than the usual "blanket stitch". Lovely work! Now I want to make some ... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. The tutorial suggests using a tapestry needle, but these often have blunt points. I like chenille needles because they have sharp points. I hope this helps. I will have to try this project sometime. Very cute!

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  10. It looks lovely. I have been tempted to try my hand at crochet just to attempt this very thing.

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  11. So pretty! I'm a huge fan of crochet to trim linens. Such a timeless look and perfect with your fabric choices!

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  12. Oh goodness, so pretty! Princess dreams on those for sure!

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  13. Hi Svetlana, your pillow case is gorgeous, I made some a while back and blanket stitched an edge to crochet the trim to, I followed this tutorial, http://yougogirl.typepad.com/you_go_girl/2010/03/a-firm-foundation.html

    Hope you find it helpful : )

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  14. This is really pretty S! Love the Bari J fabric. I love to crochet too - so quick and satisfying! Jxo

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  15. I wish I could crochet! I knit, but never got the hang of crochet. Lovely pillow slips.

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  16. Hello,

    your pilow is very very pretty. I like the colors and the crochet.

    Conny

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  17. I just love these pillowcases. I wish there was room in my schedule to fit these in!

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