It’s good to be home. We just made a quick run over to Looziana again. It was no place as exotic as the picture I left, but it was great fun nonetheless.
Okay, right to it…
I cheated and made this pillowcase edging before we left. I’m glad I saved it because my brain is still in vacation mode mush. I gots nothin’!
So without further ado…
First, I bought some pillowcases on etsy made from some fun fabric because I don’t sew. I hate it, in fact. I didn’t have any DK or sport weight so I used #3 thread I had. I will use a heavier yarn next time.
The two pictures above are the blanket stitch, which is how you start after you do your measuring and marking. (More on that in the tutorial link below)
Demonstration of the blanket stitch. It took me a few tries to get this right. I told you I’m not a sewer. You have to hold the thread in place with you fingers to make it look right…and keep holding it while you pull the needle all the way through. Your first stitch will look wonky until you get all the way around back to it when you’re finished. Things will start looking like my pictures after the second stitch.
The tutorial says to use a piece of yarn 15 times the width of the pillowcase, but that is just insane! Take my advice and use a manageable length, cut it when you run out, thread your needle with new yarn, tie it on where you left off (leaving small tails but enough to crochet over when you do the next round…see above). This worked great for me and you cannot see where you joined when you’re finished.
This was a lot of fun to do for me. I can’t wait to make another one in yarn this time.
I used the tutorials here:
They are all listed in her right sidebar. If you don’t want to make your own pillowcases, buy them all ready made and skip to the third tutorial.
Here’s the print on my next pillowcase:
Pretty cute, eh?
I got a matching pair.
These will most likely go in my shop.
I could not find any vintage-looking flowery ones like I wanted so I just got these colorful ones instead. I’m sure I’ll be doing lots more so I’ll keep an eye out for the vintage ones.
I hope you enjoyed my pillowcase post.
I’m so happy to be home. We had a blast and it’s nice to get away, but it’s also very nice to get back to my comfy home.