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
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.