Liberty pillowcases

I’m very excited today to be presenting a little collaboration that I have been working on with the wondrous Hannah and Rosie of  The New Craft Society. Hannah and Rosie are just as fanatic about Liberty prints as I am (I’ll be telling you all about their blog birthday event at the store soon!) so I thought of them first when I decided to make pillowcases in an attempt to rejuvenate my bedlinen, without having to spend a fortune on a whole new set. I chose the fabric for the pillowcases, made them and then sent off to the girls for their magic touch to add gorgeous trims to the cases to give them that ‘vintage touch’. This is a very simple project and does not take too long but makes all the difference to boring, white bedlinen.

So, stay with me for the pillowcase tutorial and then head over to The New Craft Society blog to find out how Hannah and Rosie added the trims…

You will need:

How to make Liberty print pillowcases www.apartmentapothecary.com

For each case you will need a back piece of 52 x 74cm and a front piece of 52 x 100cm. I used a ticking stripe fabric from John Lewis for the back of the cases and Pepper, Eloise and Phoebe Liberty prints for the front of the cases.

Tutorial:

How to make Liberty print pillowcases www.apartmentapothecary.com

1. Cut your front and back piece.  Hem both these pieces at what will be the opening of the pillowcase. Press a 1cm hem.

How to make Liberty print pillowcases www.apartmentapothecary.com

2. Then you need to sew the hem.

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3. Place the longer front piece on the bottom and the shorter back piece on top, right sides together. Fold the longer section of the front piece over the back piece and pin together.

ew along the bottom of the case and then down each side, starting at the top where the flap has been turned over.

4. Sew along the bottom of the case and then down each side, starting at the top where the flap has been turned over.

How to make Liberty print pillowcases www.apartmentapothecary.com

5. Turn the cases inside out and press carefully.

Pop over to The New Craft Society now to see how the girls added a vintage touch to the cases…

How to make Liberty print pillowcases www.apartmentapothecary.com

And here are the finished pillowcases!

How to make Liberty print pillowcases www.apartmentapothecary.com

They have added such a lovely touch of colour and pattern to my otherwise boring, white bedlinen.

I’m in love with my new pillowcases! I am definitely going to make some more of these – hope you like them too. Thank you so much to Hannah and Rosie for adding their touch too.

Katy x

 

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8 Comments

  1. Farah 18th March 2014 / 11:29 pm

    I love them. How weird, I own the same Vichy Etat tin. I keep loose change in it in the kitchen. I bought it in Paris years ago!

    • Katy 19th March 2014 / 2:03 pm

      Thanks, Farah. Glad you like the cases and the tin! X

  2. Katharine Peachey 19th March 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Beautiful! I love the floral with the stripes and the trim is sooo lovely!

    • Katy 19th March 2014 / 2:05 pm

      It’s really pretty, isn’t it? Makes them look so soft and like they belong in a perfect country cottage somewhere x

  3. Patent Lawyer 19th March 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Great tutorial, these would look lovely in my master bedroom!

    • Katy 19th March 2014 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you! Do you think you’ll make some? Would love to see pics if you do 🙂

  4. Chloe 22nd March 2014 / 9:36 am

    Such a great idea – I love the look of the ticking stripe and Liberty print fabric together! x

    • katy 27th March 2014 / 1:00 pm

      Me too – I’m a bit obsessed with ticking stripe and I love it with florals x

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