Friday, March 5, 2010

Project Day: Doiley Pillowcases







Don't get me wrong. I love colour. But there seems to be so much of it lately I felt like doing something a little "plain" today. Back to basics I guess. Here's what I used to create my muted mood for the weekend:
  • 2 white pillowcases that were hiding up the back of my linen cupboard.
  • 2 large crochet doiley's, [I purchased so many when I was away thrift shopping].
Then:
  • Iron your pillowcases and doilies.
  • Lay the doiley on top and pin it to the centre of the pillowcase.
  • Take the side off your sewing machine so as you can sew inside the pillowcase.
  • I used a large zig zag stitch to sew the doiley on the top layer of the pillowcase.
  • Press your finished pillowcases with the iron once again.
Then have fun arranging them on your bed. Jump around a little if you want. It's the weekend! Take care. Simone xx

56 comments:

  1. Very nice!!! Looks easy enough for me too :-)
    Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully we will get some sunshine .....

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  2. Oh Simone, as pretty as pretty as can be! I'm going to attempt to do this. Yes 'Miss Gross Motor' is going to attempt to do this! A-M xx

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  3. oh i loooooove that idea. you are so creative. i wish you were always at my house creating beautiful things....
    xo

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  4. absolutely stunning!!!! love the colors, very calming!

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  5. Love it Simone! They are just gorgeous!! Wishing you a lovely weekend Simone ~ Tina x

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  6. Nifty little project. This is a good way to use extra doileys.

    Have a great weekend!

    Melinda

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  7. I like those. Easy project with on hand items.
    Good job!

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  8. Hey Simone, These are too cute! Hope you have a lovely weekend cheers Katherine

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  9. what a cool idea, love the texture it gives as well as the contrast... white and khaki are two i love together!

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  10. What a great idea for the lace doillies! Love the 'new' pillow cases!!

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  11. That is pretty clever, love the romantic look!

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  12. How cute Simone..
    I love your crafty ideas.. I wonder if my sewing machine works after 10 years of neglect.. haha Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

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  13. Oh I am so jealous! I wanted to do this project so many years ago, using the doilies my grandmother had crocheted. About the same time, my sister had the same idea (we do this all the time!) and took them to her home. Somewhere along the way, the doilies have been lost...3 moves ago. Oh well... (big sigh)
    Glad to have you back...
    Hugs,
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  14. These are so pretty and romantic sans color!! Thanks for the tutorial...I might give it a try when I get a chance!!
    Happy Weekend!! xOxO Nerina

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  15. f a b u l o u s!! love the cream & white together!

    Shellagh

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  16. I will have to send this to my mum. She has quite a few doilies just sitting in a cupboard gathering dust and your cushion idea would be perfect for them!Thanks for sharing!

    Best wishes for a fabulous weekend,
    Natasha.

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  17. Simple but lovely. Adds a pretty bit of texture too. :-) -amy

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  18. What a lovely idea Simone! Great project to try on the weekend... Have a great one!
    :)

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  19. I know this post is about Pillowcases. I get it. I understand that. But really, its so dang cold in New York, when I saw these white shutters all I could think to myself was, oh man, beach house. And then I thought beach. And then I thought vacation. And sand. And margaritas. And then I realize I am defrosting broccoli and doing laundry. No beach house for me. but hey, nice pillow cases!

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  20. Simone, we can always rely on you to come up with something clever and gorgeous - I love the idea of giving new life to a sad old doily x

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  21. They are gorgeous... wouldnt a couple of smaller ones look gorgeous sewn onto a baby onesie or singlet?! you have given me an idea...

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  22. Hello Simone!
    Beautiful pillowcases!!!! I will visit my grandma to pickup a crochet. I need cute pillowcases to sleep better!
    kisses from brazil,
    Lu Espejo

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  23. dear Simone...they look fabulous..

    the other week I bought some calico bags & AS I CANNOT SEW...I hot glue gunned the doilies etc onto the front...!! (then sold on ebay with the pink crochet rosettes in the bag)...

    BUT I do wish I was as clever as you and be able to sew!!

    ps...HURRY up & show us your vintage finds..!!
    xx andrea

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  24. These are beautiful! I accidently purchase 2 extra white pillow cases last night - this is the perfect plan for them! xx

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  25. Really lovely, just a beautiful product to make, love Posie

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  26. oh my..you have such a beautiful blog!! and the pillows look lovely :)
    must follow you!**

    xxjess

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  27. They do look great, love the contrast against the white!
    alicia

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  28. Hi Simone
    Very cute & vintage looking!
    Well done
    Jas
    x

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  29. Great idea Simone. Great way to use up old doilies and old thin pillowslips
    Alison

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  30. These are lovely - and I actually prefer texture over color, so these are definitely up my alley. They turned out beautifully, Simone.

    xo,
    -maria

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  31. Man these are SERIOUSLY adorable. I love them.

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  32. They look absolutely gorgeous! Have a sweet day!

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  33. Lovely, Simone! I think that you need to write your own craft book. Have a great weekend. xx

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  34. Inspiring...I need to get to work on my own.

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  35. Yahoo for you...I love this one. Thanks sweet friend for sharing ..off to the thrift store for me. xoxo

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  36. Gorgeous Sweet Friend! Welcome back, I missed you!!

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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  37. just too cute...i have so many so many of these and the linen napkins...and i just saw more at our local thrift shop too.

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  38. What a grand idea, and to think I was dissing doilies last month after making some doily bowls.

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  39. cute! And not too complicated! Definitely a project I can get behind. : )

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  40. oh wow what an idea! getting a lot inspirations from your beayutiful pillows, thanx for sharing, have a really nice weekend!

    with love

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  41. hi simone,

    so lovely!

    xo
    elyse

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  42. I love those and it doesn't seem too difficult either! Thanks ofr the idea Simone! Jennifer:)

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  43. Oh I love visiting you clever girls, I just wouldn't have thought of that! Great idea.

    Hope your weekend is going great,
    xoxo

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  44. I have all the supplies for this little project. Thanks for this wonderful idea.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  45. Such a fabulous and modern use for these gorgeous old-fashioned things! So glad you had a lovely break. Leigh

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  46. I LOVE this idea! I have so many doilies that I have picked up in charity shops etc and they have been sitting in my cupboard for ages( I do use some around the house.Now I can use them in a really lovely and easy to make way.
    Thankyou for sharing!

    Bellaboo :o)

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  47. Ever since I read this weeks ago I have wanted to redo my bed! Just so happens I was at a local consignment store a few days ago and I came across a great white chenille bedspread (with a large dot print) for $15 and a set of brand new white cases for $3, picked up an extra doily since I already had one at home for $4 and voila, for around $22 I was able to do so...thanks for the idea. I sewed the doilys on the cases today, not as easy as it looks online, even pinned and one is a bit more crooked than the other but....I love the fresh look. Very clean looking, fresh for spring....thanks for all the great ideas. Lisa in Napa, California

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  48. ...I did this for my photo shoot for Country Living last year!...love it!

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  49. Great idea. Have a collection of family doilys that I would love to display. Thanks for the inspiration

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