February 15, 2011

Romantic and Ruffled Pillow Cases

Here is some easy to make romantic and ruffled pillow cases

I came across some old..new pillow cases at an estate sale

I decided to give them a romantic make over.  I started with the ruffled ones.

I took strips of fabric 5" wide and 6 ft long for EACH pillow case.

I hemmed each piece

Then gathered them

I pinned the right side of the fabric to the right side of the pillow case right at the pillow case hem line so I could use this as a nice straight sewing line.

Leaving a little extra fabric at the edge.  

Sew your ruffle on until you get to where the ruffle meets, then sew your ruffle together.  It is so hard to gage exactly how long your ruffle should be.  If you knew exactly, you could sew the ruffle together and then sew it on....I am not that good!

Sew it together

Then sew it down.  Since you sewed the right sides of the fabric facing each other you end up with this nice finished seam when you are done.

Now do the same with your lace and TADA!

These were 2 new Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic pillow cases

Love ya Rachel, but these needed just a little something.  I tore some strips of light weight cotton fabric.

Gathered them

Then sewed them right along the hem seam

So there you have it, some bad photography and 3 ruffled pillow cases.

I have never sold new pillow cases in my booth, only vintage embroidered.  I have no idea how well they will sell.

Has anyone ever sold new pillow cases in their booth?  

If they do sell, this would be a fun new item to add to our booths or online stores, I have seen tons of pillows for sale, but no pillow cases.  I will let you know how well they sell.

I have no idea how to price them.  I was thinking between $12-$18 for a pair, what do you think?

You guy's are the best!!  Thank You!

Oh...the table...Nope still got it!!


I am linking up with
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Coastal Charm


Createology said...

I think your pillowcases are simply perfect. Your price seems very fair. I absolutely cannot believe "my" table is not long gone by now. Happy selling...

Connie said...

I've done the same thing to pillow cases, honey, and just love how they look. Those are adorable also. I may do some more soon as the ones I have now are just kind of plain. Beautiful!!

Char said...

Great job and just goes to show how easy it is to shabby something pretty into something perfect. Did the table sell yet? Char

Elyse said...

omg, these are beautiful!!! your photos are fine. ever go to picnik.com? i fix-up my dark photos there all the time. it's free, too.

hope you had a sweet valentine's day


Suzann said...

Love the pillow cases, they are sweet!!!
I need to visit your shop, I still love that table!!
Suzann xoxo

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Those are so pretty! I love them! I think your pricing is very fair and should sell well!

sissie said...

Great idea Carol, I love the added ruffles.
I'd say they would sell around $18.a pair or, maybe more.
I have sold new pillow shams in my booth and they sell quickly so I would think yours will sell fast.

Poor table. I still have mine too.


Susan said...

I love your pillow cases!! Beautiful!

Char said...

Carol, I just had to come back in and make a comment about your beautiful table. There is NOTHING wrong with it, it's gorgeous. You just haven't found the right person for it. I would raise the price UP up and up some more. I bet it would sell then. Sometimes you just can't judge what people buy or think, Char

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Those are wonderful ! I am betting you will sell them nooooo problem.
and don't raise the price on that table, I'm comin' to get it :))

Shirley said...

I would pay 20.00 a set..without question. Your workmanship and time is well worth it..these are beautiful..
Yours Sincerely,

Shirley said...

Dear Carol,
Thanks for coming by..I must tell you that ONE of my nieces was 21 when her mom and I did a set of scrapbooks for her big B-day..we had several books from her birth up to her current B-day..we even had pages ready for pictures of her 21st..It will still be great to do many scrapbboks for your son. Just work backwards..as time allows..

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Aw, hoe cute! I love them. I wish I could sew :(

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
Thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment and help your self to more cupcakes if you like :) My grandsons never made it over to eat them.
Are you at your shop all day? I would like to plan to stop by this weekend.
Let me know if you are available.
Suzann ~xoxo~

The Gilded Cherub said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Your blog is so pretty and I just love the new old pillow cases you made. I think you will sell them quickly at $18.00 what a great price. I'm a new follower and will be back often to visit.

The Gilded Cherub

The Gilded Cherub said...

Well dont I feel silly....LOL I just realized that I commented on your wonderful stool and became a follower then... so see I am back visiting already... sorry about that. Another wonderful project!!

The Gilded Cherub

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I think that sounds like a good price to me...they are very pretty. HAPPY NTT!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Those are adorable! I am betting them to be a great seller. I can't believe the table is still there. You need to mod podge some roses on top of it...

Linda said...

OH these are adorable...you are so creative, Carol!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

great price Carol. Those would make awfully cute pillowcase dresses. Love the idea of the ruffled unhemmed piece on the RA cases. How come you didn't sew the eyelet ruffle and print ruffle on at the same time? I am confused but what else is new? LOL...xoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are so cute. Thanks for joining the party.

Lori said...

Sometimes I think if it not for blog land my house would be cheated!!! What great idea, I honestly wonder why I never thought to do this, I put ruffles everywhere else! I can't wait to do my Shabby Chic same pink cases!! Thanks a ton, Lori

KatCollects said...

Love them, so so cute! I so wish I had the talent to sew. I have a brand new sewing maching that has never been touched. And guess what, I have had it for at least 20 years. How sad is that! I would love to sew pretty things for my room. Wishing you a beautiful Thursday!

Brenda Kula said...

You have such a knack for this! Beautiful work in your creativity!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh! Your pillowcases are beautiful! I love the ruffles!

Sheila said...

Hi there, Sheila again, I also wanted to mention that I have that exact same round table in my booth (I mean EXACTLY) just painted different and it is 1 of just a couple pieces of furniture that has not sold since I opened up. I thinks its the cutest table, I don't know why others aren't grabbing it up?