After spending countless hours combing the floors of ABC Carpet & Home for something as beautiful as it was cost-effective, I deemed the search hopeless and left each time with a light bag and a heavy heart. Over my many futile trips to the store, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make the things that I want. No more siren calls for me. This is entry number one. The pillowcase...
Hope you like!
ex oh, the missus
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Supplies: Bucket of warm to hot water, dye, rubber bands and your fabric. Natural fabrics take dye better than synthetics. You'll also need some cotton upholstery piping, if you choose the slightly harder route.
I left mine in for about 20 minutes. The longer you leave it in the darker it will be.
Next take your fabric for the back side of the pillowcase and cut it in half. You'll then fold over about 1" on the cut line and sew it down to make a nice hem. (I used an old curtain so mine was already hemmed!)
Next line up the back pieces with the front piece so that they all fit together in a square, but that the two back pieces overlap. Then to attach the back pieces together, sew them together on the edge where they over lap and meet. *Note: If you choose not to use piping, this is where you would simply sew around the edges to merge the front and back together.
Flip your pillowcase inside out and VOILÀ!
Ahh, it feels nice to DIMFS.
Please feel free to ask me questions if there's any confusion!
We're tired of DIY. We tell 'em DIYFS!