Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pillowcases from Nothing

The pillowcases all wore out, like yesterday. I knew this day was coming, it's why I had bought a big piece of white cotton sheeting. I wish I could cut an even number of pillowcases out of it instead of five, but oh well.


At least they're crisp and new and don't have holes. And I can embroider them.


Thrifted embroidery transfer and thread and hoop and floss and probably needle also. I love making something from nothing!

19 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

And you do it so very well, Anna!
They are lovely!

Paula said...

I love it. How did you cut your sheet?

simple country living! said...

Oh how lovely! I'm doing the same to my pillowcases too! And I'm doing my borders of flowers in almost a cobalt blue! Simple beauty!

Ithilien Fields said...

I love it when you make something from nothing too!

Lucille said...

What patience and perspicacity you have. I 'sides to middle' my linen sheets when they wear out, but I've never thought to make my own pillowcases let alone embroider them.

Melissa said...

beautiful!!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

It is a good feeling, isn't it. Between 'simplify' and 'make-do', I don't know which is more fun.

Lisa said...

Oh, lovely!!

Lisateresa

kath said...

I love this! Right now I'm laid up from surgery, working on my own embroidery project for a blanket. I think pillowcases will be my next project now!

Julian said...

i need to do that very thing myself! Not as much talent though:) Lovely.Thanks for sharing
christina

Rain said...

Beautiful! It takes such creativity to make something from nothing.

Laura {{* *}} said...

Hmm...
Wisteria dreams
perhaps ?

{{* *}}

appledapple said...

Going through your archives and seeing your embroidery inspired me to give it a try. I've cross-stitched enough to feel confident in stepping out and giving this a try. I just ordered Alicia Paulson's new embroidery book and it should be here any day! I hope to have some crisp white embroidered pillow cases very soon!

Yours are just lovely by the way.

Rhonda said...

Absolutely beautiful! Entirely all of my embroidery items have been thrifted for practically nothing at all.
Love the purple on that one-it would match my bedroom. :)

Eva Girl said...

They look lovely! Is there anything like fresh, white, pillowcases - I love the feeling, and the 'clean sheet scent' - they always have that lovely scent! The embroidery is perfect - simple and elegant - makes and ordinary pillowcase into something special!

Anonymous said...

Lovely embroidery! Wondering if hand-embroidered pillowcases are machine washable?

Mrs. MK said...

I love the embroidery design, so simple and elegant!

Anonymous said...

lovely!\

deb meyers

Margo said...

So pretty!
Pardon the humble question, but how do pillowcases wear out? I haven't had this happen. In fact, the fitted sheet loses its elastic before anything else and I chop up the flat sheet for projects. I have pretty orphan pillowcases, but I do buy new sheet sets. I am fascinated by how other people manage their linens - surely I'm not the only one.

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