This tutorial was inspired by the needle and thread challenge. Embroidery is my favorite hand sewing technique. I like to keep a small project with everything I need ( in a tote so I can work on it when I am waiting in the car, doctor's office, or anywhere I have a long wait).  I finish more projects that way. 

Here are some pillowcases I purchased that were already stamped. I bought them at Hobby lobby with a 40%  off coupon. They were regularly $11.00. Prices have gone up since I purchased them. Michael's and Hobby Lobby usually have a weekly coupon with 25 to 40% off regular priced items. I work on these projects all year round so when the holidays are here I am not rushed to find a gift for someone. Next month I hope to find the Hotel style pillowcases at Sam's Club. They are about $10.00 for 3 sets of pillowcases which is very reasonable. I find them in the restaurant supply section of the store. Sam's Club also has flour sack towels that are great to embroidery in the same section of the store. 


Step 1: Supplies

Pillowcases or you can embroider what ever you want.
Embroidery thread  ( I buy my thread in a package like this picture using a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon.)
If you are not using a kit you will need a pattern to stamp or draw on the pillowcases.


Beautiful work! It makes me want to learn.
It's so wonderful!!!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Nice job! I too love embroidery...must find time to do some!
I bring my hand sewing projects with me if I know I may be able to work on them while I am away. I also hand sew while I watch documentaries. You would be surprised how much you can get done.Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! <br>Sunshiine
Nice i like it
Thanks! I made these for my daughter and her husband said they were beautiful! It surprised me that he noticed them.
Haha he must be a master at weres wally lol
I think he is!
Lol test him
I know my daughter is as she proved it when I was visiting her!
Thanks! Hope your day shines!
Oh stunning! I totally thought these were machine embroidered. Nicely done.
Wow! Thanks! I gave these to my daughter. Hope your day shines! <br>Sunshiine
sweet! how long did it take? <br>with all the work you seem to have i don't know how you got the time to do this! <br>
I was on vacation visiting my daughter! It really does not take that long to embroider pillowcases. I think I would say 2 days maybe. I wished I had timed myself. I will be making more and I will time myself. Really if you put a small project in a tote and keep it handy, projects like this get finished in no time! I do not watch TV I do watch movies on Netflix but if I want to sew I will tune into something I can listen to and watch here and there it is a great way to finish a project. Have a great day! <br>Sunshiine

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