Happy Valentine's Day!
Here's my nod to the day of lovin' - appliquéd pillowcases for me and my man for our new house! It's also part of February's Stashbusting Sewalong Challenge!
How I did it:
I cut two pieces:
1 - 48cm x 69cm
1 - 48cm x 84 cm
I folded over 1 cm at one end of the long end, and then folded it again at 15cm. I then applied the letters cut out of ditsy fabric I had in my stash.
I cut out them out and then stuck them to the fabric using Bonda-web. The Bondaweb was very effective but I'd probably try a different method next time just to see if there is a cheaper alternative.
Once I had ironed them on, I then made a short and narrow zig zag stitch and went around the sides of each letter. The curves were a little tricky but going slow and being careful is the trick.
I have to perfect the sewing method for sewing up pillowcases. I folded over a flap on the inside but I ended up with some visible seams that I see on shop-bought pillow cases is not the case, so I need to figure out how to do the seams properly.
Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day and I always reckon if you don't have someone to spoil you on Valentine's Day you have to make sure you spoil YOURSELF twice as much!