Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How to Dress Up a Basic Pillowcase

dressed up daybed


Last week I showed you the coordinated throw pillows I made for Reese’s Nursery. I also mentioned that the daybed seemed to be really lacking in something, but I couldn’t find the right shams to make things work. I picked up some euro pillows from Target and made covers out of matching light turquoise fabric and added a pop of color with red buttons. But Target’s euros are smaller than your standard size, and I needed a little something extra on either side of them. Enter a pack of pillowcases from Walmart costing a little over $5 for two…


Dressed Up Pillow Case


I have seen some cute homemade pillowcases that included the ends being tied closed with ribbons. So I used that inspiration and gave my cheapie cases a sweet little handmade touch.


tied pillow case 2


All it took was sewing two button holes on one side of the opening and two pieces of ribbon on the other.


tied pillow case 5


Then strung the ribbons through the holes.


Tied Pillow Case 3


Pulled the two sides of the opening together.


Tied Pillow Case 1


And tied a pretty bow. I love how it dressed up the cases so they don’t look blah next to all my fun pillows, but didn’t require me to spend the money on enough fabric or take on a large sewing project.


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  1. LOVE! I did a similar thing on my daybed, but I REALLY like this with the button holes, too!

  2. Cute! And so simple... I never would have thought of it, but I love it!

  3. I've been meaning to sew up some pretty pillowcases and this is the perfect finish to them - thanks for the inspiration

  4. very cute idea! and simple...all of the pillows are beautiful, thank you for sharing!
    ♥ much love

  5. Can I tell you how much I love this?? I found you on Tater Tots and Jello and am now your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by.

    Kimberly @

  6. Super cute! I never would have thought of this!!

  7. Pinned it! It's so simple, but the most brilliant ideas usually are. :)

  8. What a cute idea!!!! I love it, really dresses up the pillow! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  9. Such a great idea and so cute too! LOVE all of those pillows!

    The Little Giggler

  10. I Love this Little TOUch! SO cute! I am featuring this at


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