Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beautify a pillow


We just recently decided to change out bedding to all white.  We got a white comforter and white sheets with white pillowcases.  I love the look of white, but I need some color!!!  I absolutely love color, so I decided to use the white pillow case, but just beautify it!
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This is how I did it
Here’s  the white pillowcase, so white…. Smile
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I cut it where I wanted the strip of fabric to go. 
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I cut two pieces of some super cute fabric (these are the colors that I plan on doing in my bedroom, what do you think?).  There were both 5” by 44”.
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I sewed the two strips together and then using my longest stitch setting and a straight stitch, I sewed a line on the top and the bottom on the strip.
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I pulled the bobbin thread through and gather the whole thing.  beautify a pillow (7)
I sewed the two end together to make a circle.  Then I place the front of the fabric onto the front of the pillowcase and sewed them together. 
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Here is what it look like now. 
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I did the same thing with the other side of the pillow case. 
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And here it is all sewn in!
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And now I have some color in my pillowcase.  Plus, I won’t get it mixed up with my husband’s!
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I’m thinking about doing it to his too, but not gathered and with polka dots.  What do you think?  Yay or nay?
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6 comments:

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Love the color choice... what a pop on the white. I completely get ya! I love love love white, but then I feel I need to add color, I am a color girl. Your pillow is so pretty!
xoxo
kim

Mrs Pixie said...

Looks fabulous! The fabric is very pretty :)

Junking and Painting said...

Where did you get your fabric? What is it called? I LOVE IT!!!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I got it at Hobby Lobby but I'm not sure what it's called

Betsy Pool said...

Looks great!! I love your almost all white bed. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!

Betsy @ Romance on a dime
http://romanceonadime.com

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

I really like that! It's a great idea!