Tuesday, September 22, 2015

pillowcases

Making new pillowcases for our king sized pillows has been on my mental to do list for ages. So, when I came across this wonderfully detailed tutorial for envelope style pillow cases in different sizes the other day, I decided it was finally time I gave it a try.


I first made a set of pillowcases carefully following the directions (pillow on the bottom is one of them). Yes, I actually read all the steps a few times to make sure there will be as little seam ripping as possible :).


Once I made the first set, I decided to add more fabrics to my pillowcases as well as add a thin contrasting strip to the cuff. I did my own math for this second design, but pretty much followed the original directions. I love that there are absolutely no raw edges in these pillowcases - french seams definitely make for such professional looking results.


And then, just because pillowcases seem to be quite addictive, I made this Pokemon one for my daughter. This time, however, I used magic pillowcase tutorial. What a fun way to make a pillowcase. And, once again, no raw edges here either, ♥ ♥ ♥.


I highly recommend you give both of these tutorials a try if you ever want to make your own pillowcases. You won't be disappointed, I promise :).

Svetlana

14 comments:

  1. They look great :) What is the plus/x fabric?

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  2. Krasne, Svetlanko! Zase mas jednu polozku ze seznamu hotovou :) Mej se krasne! Pa, Jola

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  3. My husband would love the Pokemon one, he's a kid at heart. ;)

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  4. Thanks for the links to the pillowcase tutorials! I'd really like to make my own one day! Love the neutral ones, especially with the stripes and contrasting piece!

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  5. Really lovely! I'd love to make some for our bed. Did you just use quilting cotton? How does that feel to sleep on?

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  6. This envelope closure method is the only way I make pillowcases anymore. Pillowcases are everyone's favorite gift, right?!

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  7. Where did you get the pokemon fabric?? My daughter is obsessed with them lately and she'd love something like this!

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  8. Great job! I made a couple of pillowcases using patriotic fabric for my father-in-law since he is a vet and in a nursing home. Not too many gifts he can really use and appreciate now a days.

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  9. I love french seams! Your pillowcases are absolutely gorgeous. I love that they coordinated but don't match, and the fabrics are very sophisticated. Great job! And if my son sees that Pokemon one, he'll be begging for one too!

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  10. These are so lovely! I am a big fan of crisp bed linens. Do you pre-wash your cotton fabric? I am thinking about how the pillowcases will look after a wash or two or three...

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  11. I've been making pillowcases for years, always with French seams, and I definitely need to give that magic pillowcase a try! Gray isn't my favorite, but I love the fabrics/combinations, lovey work Svetlana :)

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  12. Très jolies ces taies d'oreillers !

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