Embroidery: Pillow Cases Completed

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Over the past couple of months I might not have been posting much but I’ve been working on two different sets of embroidered pillow cases. Lots of slow stitching involved.

embroidered pillow cases at craftygardener.ca

One was an adaptation of the Home Sweet Home embroidery pattern from Clever Poppy. All finished and in the gift giving box.

embroidered pillow cases at craftygardener.ca

For the mushroom pillow cases I used parts of different patterns and created a pattern for another set of pillow cases.

On a visit to the thrift store I found a pattern, a partly finished cross stitch item, embroidery floss, and about 20 plastic floss bobbins for $1. I couldn’t resist that bargain and when I got home I promptly removed the pattern and partly stitched material and put it back in the box to donate back to the thrift store. I don’t do cross stitch, so hoping they can sell it on to someone else.

embroidered mushroom pillow cases at craftygardener.ca

Some of the tracing marks always show after the stitching is complete, but the heat from a hair dryer will get rid of them. As will a press with a hot iron.

embroidered mushroom pillow cases at craftygardener.ca

All finished and pressed and in the gift giving box. I wonder who will get them?

embroidered mushroom pillow cases at craftygardener.ca

I love how these ones turned out, and I would certainly use this pattern again.

embroidered mushroom pillow cases at craftygardener.ca

Winter stitching has to be started now so it is on to another slow stitching project. Next up is another Clever Poppy pattern of Christmas trees.

Embroidered Christmas tree pattern at craftygardeneer.ca

I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.

I’m always looking for new patterns, and of course free is best, and this site gives you all kinds of needlework patterns (6 pages).

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7 Responses

  1. Linda Solaiman

    I love these they are so pretty and the Christmas tree pattern is lovely, thank you for the link I’m going to have a browse right now. x

  2. Gretchen

    The pillowcases are very pretty, perfect for gift giving. Thanks for the link to the free patterns, I’m going there next. Happy stitching!

  3. Jenny Benton

    Lovely stitching, the pillowcases will make delightful gifts. Unless you change your mind and decide to keep them for yourself?

  4. Melisa - Pinker n Punkin Quilting

    Aah such sweet pillowcases. They will be a darling gift . I have always admired embroidered pillowcases and have a few stitched by family members. I treasure them. Wow you scored at the thrift store. Woo Hoo! Have a great week.

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