Sunday, August 8, 2010

Makeover for Your Pillow

This is a really simple makeover.  If you can sew a straight stitch on your sewing machine you can do this.   It is a really girly fun way to spruce up some personal space.

Here is the before.  I took my pillow right off of my bed to show you what it looks like.  I sleep with 400 count cotton sateen pillowcases.  Plain boring cream pillowcases.

I took another 100 % cotton white pillowcase and I added the lace.  It would be nicer to use 100% cotton lace.  What I used here were left over scraps and they were polyester.  I sewed the 3 inch lace on the seam of the pillowcases hem.  On top of that I sewed the ruffled lace in place with just a straight stitch.  Over that; to hide the top of the ruffled lace, I sewed a 1/4 inch white satin ribbon on the top and bottom.  Sewing the top and bottom will keep the ribbon from curling in the wash.  And that's it.  From boring to super girly in 30 minutes.  To be shabby chic use scraps on both of your pillows and they won't match.
Here the pillowcase is against a rustic quilt.  It looks good on any bed because it is all white.
I will join:
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at her site Between Naps on the Porch.
Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage Monday at her site The House in the Roses.


Rebecca said...

I did this with some towels and it turned out so good! Happy Pink Saturday on my first PS!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Cute and simple! I think even I could do that!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Shine said...

such a pretty girly pillowcase!.....Think I must go give it a try!! Thanks for sharing! Shine

Jeanette said...

Simple and Sew do not belong in the same sentence in my world but your pillowcases are so pretty.

CIELO said...

Wow... what a difference lace makes! Gorgeous... I always enjoy seeing what people creates.... Thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home...



Elly-My Everyday Things said...

That looks great! And I have a sewing machine....!
Have a lovely Cottage-Monday!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I hate to say that I don't even own a sewing machine! That just isn't my thing, but the pillow case turned out beautifully.

Shelia said...

Love it! Simple and so romantic looking.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oooooh so pretty now!