Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vintage looking pillowcases

I've been working on some pillowcases that have a colorful vintage flare to them.  I saw some recently on pinterest and just had to give them a try.


They're so simple to make using french seams to give them a more professional feel and then adding crochet trim to give them a sweet homemade touch.  These are just three of about fifteen (I went a little crazy at the fabric store as usual.)  They're fun and add so much cheer to the beds.  

I've got enough for more than I need and thought I might sell some on etsy but as each one comes together I decide I can't part with them!  Ha, ha!  I've always got to fight the hoarder within.  All the girls are begging for a stack of them too because one just isn't enough.

The girls are so close to being done redecorating their room.  They just need me to help them with bed skirts and I think I've finally come up with an easy plan that will work.  Once it's finished and cleaned up I'll try to get some decent pictures to share.  One side of the room is a little on the messy side...Madison's an artist and you can tell it by the way her side of the room looks, bless her heart.  Grace is a crafter extraordinaire and a seamstress so she has supplies stashes coming out her ears but usually manages to keep her side pretty clean. Growing up, my poor sister had to put up with my messes too while she was always super neat.  Sorry, Jen!   

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  1. Love those pillowcases! Do you do the crochet edge yourself too? On the aqua one, it looks like your actually pierce the fabric to do the crochet edge, or it is possible to crochet a lace edging first and then sew it on? I bet their little room is adorable and cozy.

    Isabella

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    1. Thank you Isabella! I do crochet the edge myself. I start by using a large needle threaded with yarn and blanket stitch around the edge of the pillowcase then crochet the edging to the blanket stitches. You could certainly sew on premade lace if you'd rather. I'm thinking of doing a tutorial because they really are pretty easy if you already know how to sew and crochet.

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  2. Your pillow covers are so sweet. I can't wait to see the girls' room.

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  3. Would you consider making to sell. I would love one or two

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    1. Loren, I'm happy to hear you like them so much. I have thought about making some to sell over our summer break. If I do I'll be sure to post about it.

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