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.
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.