Hi everybody! I’m sorry that day eleven is late! It’s been a crazy week so far. On the plus side, today I will have two diy projects for you. This first project is a free pattern for these sweet and vintage kitsch inspired hand embroidered pillowcases. Embroidery is easy and really fun! I absolutely adore vintage embroidered pillowcases. These two cases are inspired both by vintage his and her cases and a set I had found a while back that were appliqued with his and her underwear. They were fantastic!
Here is the pattern:
The picture should print at an 8.5×11. To transfer your design you can use transfer paper or a marking pen. I held my cases up to the window with the printed out words in between the window and the pillowcase. Then I traced the design with a disappearing ink marking pen. You can use a light box as well to trace the design. Put your fabric into a hoop and embroider your pattern. I used mostly a basic back stitch. For the dots I did french knots. I used the full six strands of the floss for the outlining of the words and underwear. For the accented hearts and dots I used three strands. I could not find my stabilizer, but that also comes in handy to put on the underside of your fabric. You can kinda see in my pictures that the fabric is just ever so slightly wrinkled on my design where the embroidered words are. I believe stabilizer would have eliminated this problem. Once you are finished stitching, knot your end and snip excess threads. Now you are ready to enjoy.
I just love these! They are quirky and kitschy. You can use my pattern, or you can choose your favorite font to make your own his and hers pillowcases(or his and his, or hers and hers) You can change up this pattern really easily by just using different colored embroidery floss. I hope you all enjoy my free pattern! Be sure to tune in later for more fun valentines projects!
Like my little vintage spool necklaces? Want to win one? I am going to be giving away one of these sweet little accessories this week in honor of Valentine’s Day. All you have to do to enter is follow my blog and then tell me in the comments below. To gain additional entries you can follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. I will be announcing the winner next Monday the 18th. Have a wonderful week!