Last April or May (I think), the editors at Somerset Home sent a few different artists a new, plain, pillowcase from Ikea and gave us free reign to create whatever we chose with it. As I was bedridden at the time (the back), I decided to stitch on my pillowcase. I set out to make a cover for my sewing machine. Once I was able to get up and about again, I trimmed the case to the correct size for my sewing machine and added a pretty trim to the bottom. Sew simple (ha ha). Here is the finished project:
Since embroidery seems to be enjoying a resurgence in blog-land, I thought I'd offer a free embroidery pattern inspired by this design.
Download the free Sew Sweet PDF here and then print it out, trace onto fabric, and stitch away. If you do end up making something, I'd love to see a photo so post a link in the comments so we can all admire your work!
If you want to see what all the other artists did with their pillowcases, check out the latest issue of Somerset Life.
The article is called "Pillow Talk". Clever.
And if you're looking for stitching sampler inspiration, be sure to check out Sandra Everertson's beautiful antique textiles book in the making in this issue as well.