Pillowcase Embroidery

September 10, 2010

Simple embroidery adds a personal touch to plain pillowcases.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a quick, easy project to work on.  I came across some old iron-on embroidery patterns when I was recently looking through my fabric stash and pattern books.  I had a plain white, used pillowcase on hand, and I decided to add a simple embroidered design.  I chose some colorful DMC floss and then sat with my hoop and needle for a couple of hours.  It’s always so satisfying to work with my hands.

The old iron-on patterns still worked!

Outlining the design with a backstitch

The finished pillowcase