December 28, 2015

Custom Pillow Cases

Winter Linens

Custom and designer pillow slips are very expensive, and you may not find exactly what you're looking for in the stores. I decided to make my own. These are gifts for family members and match their personal style and particular decor.

Come January, we will see lots of "white sales" with deals on bed linens. But sometimes, you need something ... custom. I made each of these from high quality cotton that are as smooth as they are attractive.

The best part? All seams are enclosed and hidden, so no fraying and no ugly top stitching. They will launder like a dream and last for many years.

Stars and Winter Trees

Starry Night custom pillow cases, by Grace Baxter
"Starry Night" Custom Pillow Cases

The silver stars are as sparkly as the wee snowflakes over the trees. I couldn't resist adding some shiny silver binding to separate the two fabrics. It's actually very soft to the touch.

Elegant Snowflakes

Elegant SNowflakes, Custom Pillow Cases by Grace Baxter
"Elegant Snowflakes" Custom Pillow Cases

I was thrilled to find pretty snowflake fabric that has just a touch of coral in the design. I was even more excited to find the exact matching plain coral for the cuffs!  No other embellishment was necessary. The snowflakes actually have a touch of silver outlining them. These match my daughter's coral bedding and sheers perfectly.

custom pillow cases by Grace Baxter
Custom Pillow Cases

For Little Boys

This fabric is what got me excited about making custom pillow cases. I HAD to buy it. How cute is this design for little boys? Construction dogs, upside down and right side up... who can say which is right? They are all so cute. And the matching border fabric! Adorable.

Construction Dogs, custom pillow cases by Grace Baxter
"Construction Dogs" Child's Pillow Case

I really enjoyed making all of these pillow slips. And the method for making them up is different from anything I've done before. I plan on making more, as they are easy to do and definitely worth the effort. By the way, they are a generous size  (22" wide x 30" long) and will fit the puffiest pillows!

Pillow Cases by Grace Baxter

I always welcome your comments and questions.

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful, Grace. I used to make body pillows for my older grandchildren when they were younger - well, the cases for the store bought pillows - and they loved them. You might have given me an idea for the younger ones' birthdays coming up.


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