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shanaelle
« on: August 27, 2011 04:31:08 PM »

Hello Craftster! Long time no post!

Some of you may remember my post about an envelope book I made, about a year and a half ago, for a boyfriend. Well, we're living together now and we decided we'd use that envelope book as the inspiration for our bedroom. Since the fabric is a bit expensive, we opted to have it function as more of an accent than a constant, and pillowcases naturally became our easiest and most obvious choice. I finally finished these pillowcases sometime last week after sitting on the fabric for months, and I thought they'd be a good project to share on Craftster. (Plus my cousin and her man want a set. Ee!)

Here's a shot of the two matching pillowcases on our bed. We have a black/grey reversible comforter, a black slipcover for my body pillow, and the same grey for a couple other pillows. I thought it would be easy to acquire matching pillowcases and sheets in similar colors to keep the theme going. The last touch for the bed will be some red sheets, or even a red comforter, to provide us plenty of options for switching up the room and managing extras for when we do laundry.


(Boyfriend's pillow is a down pillow so it's a bit lumpier/slouchier than mine. But I think they look great!)

Here's a shot of just one of the pillows.


And here's a close-up of the trim and band. I liked the subtle circular pattern on the black fabric more than the plain black - it blended a bit easier between the bold dragon fabric and the soft grey/white splatter fabric.


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They were extremely easy to do, and I think the perfect small project to get me back on my sewing feet. I think it's been a year since I last did anything with my machine.. hm, that reminds me, I should probably take it in to get tuned up, just to be on the safe side. Thanks for viewing!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011 05:09:53 PM »

Nice idea I may have to steal it (I also have a plain black bed so should work well). Grin I can see why you fell for the fabric. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011 08:02:19 PM »

Thanks AA! Cheesy I thought there was a tutorial for making pillowcases on here but I haven't found one, so I may write one up as I make another pair for someone else.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011 05:33:59 AM »

Don't go to any trouble for my benefit, I think I can work it out.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011 10:59:39 AM »

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply you needed one Smiley I just like writing tutorials Cheesy Grin
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