Friday, November 11, 2011

30 Days For 30 Dollars - Day 5 - Embellished Pillowcases Plus A Bonus Project


Wondering what 30 Days for 30 Dollars is?? Read all about it here.

Today, we start with a couple of plain, boring pillowcases - thrift store 50 cents a piece:

They were in great shape - no stains, tears, or holes. Just incredibly boring.

But now they're not:



All that's required here is to sew on a little bit of lace and trim. I had mine in my stash so no $ spent there.
And don't forget to give your pillowcases a good wash with hot water and plenty of detergent before you get started.


Bonus Project - Crochet Trimmed Pillowcases

If you know how to crochet, you can also add a little crochet trim to the edge, like I did with these:

I also sewed on a strip of blue bias tape to match the crochet trim.
You may notice that I did 2 different trim patterns, but used the same color crochet thread on both so they would coordinate.


Scalloped Crochet Trim Pattern
With a needle and crochet thread, blanket stitch around the edge of the pillowcase.
Row 1: Single crochet around, crocheting 2-3 stitches in each blanket stitch as needed.
Row 2: Ch1, *sc in next st, ch 1, (dc, tr) in next st, tr in next st, (tr, dc) in next stitch, ch 1, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. Fasten off and weave in ends.



Picot Stitch Crochet Trim Pattern
With a needle and thread, blanket stitch around the edge of the pillowcase.
Row 1: Single crochet around, crocheting 2-3 stitches in each blanket stitch as needed.
Row 2: Double crochet in each stitch around
Row3: For picot, ch 3, sl st in front loop of the same stitch, ch 2, skip next st, *sc in next st, picot, ch 2, skip next st, repeat from * around. Join. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Total spent:
Day 1: $1.00 Recipe Card Box
Day 2: Free Recipe Card Holder
Day 3: $2.00 Hot Pads
Day 4: $1.00 An Artsy Bangle
Day 5: $1.00 Embellished Pillowcases
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Total: $5.00

6 comments:

  1. Found you via FoF at Visions of Sugar Plums! Really like the idea of taking a thrifty item and dressing it up into something so much more! Will be investigating this "$30/days" as well. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us!! I love the look of both sets of pillowcases!!

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  3. So cute, love the colors you choose. I pinned the crocheted pillowcases just now, so clever.

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  4. I love the red and white ones! They are so crisp and fun at the same time.:)

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  6. Hi!

    I just linked back to you. Used the picot trim in a scarf/cowl, it's lovely ^_ ^ Thanks!
    http://sharethebrightsideoflife.blogspot.nl/2013/08/almost-year-of-crochet.html

    Take care!
    Rosanne

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