Remember this post about my beautiful new purple fabric?
Well, look what I have turned it into.
Crochet edged pillow cases.
I saw a tutorial on You Go Girl’s blog a while ago and I have been desperate to have a go at it myself. I have not used a sewing machine since leaving school or had to figure out how much fabric to order etc. Lots of lovely twitter people recommended fabric websites and I am now officially addicted to fabric and sewing.
The tutorial is dived up into 4 easy parts. Gathering your supplies, sewing your pillow case, preparing your foundation and crochet your edging.
There are full pictures and written explanations of each step as well as lots of links to other sites for the more complicated parts.
Even if you don’t feel up to attempting a whole pillowcase I think adding the crochet edging to a shop bought pillowcase would be a fantastic way of brightening it up and transforming it into your own personalised pillowcase. These would also make beautiful cushion covers or gifts.
If you dont hear from me for a while it will be because I am having sweet dreams on my beautiful new bedding.
If you love sewing then check out the other great ideas over at You Go Girl.