Sunday, 20 February 2011

Embroidered Pillow Case

My Ex Mother-In-Law said she had seen one of her friends with a pillowcase that had her name sewn on it and asked if I could have a look and see if I could find out about them.  I am still not quite sure what she meant but thought I would try to do her something along those lines for her birthday this year.

She uses a pillow on her settee as a cushion so it woudn't matter about embroidering over it all (not like as if she was going to lay her face on it and get a pattern on her face).

I found a nice white cotton pillowcase in my local charity shop that looked brand new, the tag inside doesn't look like it had been washed.  I had a look on the internet for some ideas as I haven't done any proper embroidery for years, just labels for my quilts.  I used a couple of designs I found for some pretty flowers and then found a lovely poem that had a couple of lines about a pillow in it which was very appropriate so I wrote this out on the pillowcase and embroidered over the top of the words.  I also put her name on the top.

Here are a couple of pics of how it turned out.  It looks very big to me but I think that might be because it has a bit around the edge outside where the pillow goes sort of like how a frill would be but not frilly.

Here is a close up of the poem.

I think the writing could have been a bit straighter but all in all I am happy with the outcome.


  1. What a lovely present. I like the very slight wonkiness to the writing gives it appeal. Nice embroidery, she will love it.

  2. That is so lovely :) What a sweet poem too :)
    She will so pleased with the pillow case :)