Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases

Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases

What is the best sewing project to start learning sewing on - pillowcases of course! But I did not want to do just any "old" pillowcases - I decided to make personalised patchwork pillowcase for each of my daughters. I got a meter of fabric from a local fabric store (I think this butterfly design is by Clark & Clark). The fabric was already in "patchwork" style, but I cut it up, and it was just enough to make these four pillows, and I used plain pink fabric for the backing. I did not follow any particular pattern - just fitted the pieces to fill layout to make a patchwork square to fit the pillow size. Each pillowcase was embroidered with their name and a chosen picture (a perfect excuse to try out my birthday present - Laura Ashley Brother Innov-is 2200 sewing / embroidery machine). I think I'd have trouble picking my favourite pillowcase now -they all turned out to be unique, just like their owner :)
Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases
Same fabric, different results
Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases
Pretty Ballerina

Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases
Pussy Cat & Butterflies

Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases
All you need is LOVE

Sewing Patchwork Pillowcases
You can never have too many butterflies. Or Love Hearts.


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