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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. 

 


 
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Step 1: Supplies

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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.

Step 2: Tools

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1 Embroidery hoop
1 Embroidery needle
Scissors (embroidery scissors work the best)
Thread organizer optional
 
 

Step 3: Stamp Or Draw

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Stamp or draw the design if you are not using a kit.
Follow the patterns directions for stamping.
 
Beautiful work! It makes me want to learn.
anezinis1 year ago
It's so wonderful!!!
sunshiine (author)  anezinis1 year ago
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
artfulann1 year ago
Nice job! I too love embroidery...must find time to do some!
sunshiine (author)  artfulann1 year ago
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!
Sunshiine
Nice i like it
sunshiine (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
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
sunshiine (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
I think he is!
Lol test him
sunshiine (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
I know my daughter is as she proved it when I was visiting her!
Lol
ChrysN2 years ago
Gorgeous!
sunshiine (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thanks! Hope your day shines!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Oh stunning! I totally thought these were machine embroidered. Nicely done.
sunshiine (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Wow! Thanks! I gave these to my daughter. Hope your day shines!
Sunshiine
shazni2 years ago
sweet! how long did it take?
with all the work you seem to have i don't know how you got the time to do this!
sunshiine (author)  shazni2 years ago
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!
Sunshiine