How to Embroider a Pillowcase Valentine

comments (6) January 25th, 2016     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Romantic Valentines Day sayings embroidered on the hems of my pink pillowcases.
As I embroidered these traditional sayings, I thought about my Valentine and a few thoughtful and more personal messages came to mind...Im going to stitch up a set for him.
Use the built-in lettering in your embroidery machine.
Romantic Valentines Day sayings embroidered on the hems of my pink pillowcases.

Romantic Valentine's Day sayings embroidered on the hems of my pink pillowcases.

Photo: Jen Stern

After you've embroidered your design, cut closely around the edge to remove the pillowcase from the hem. Make as small of a hole as you can. Then you can embroider the second pillowcase along the opposite side of the hoop.

cut closely around the lettering to remove from hoop    

Trim the stabilizer between the individual letters as well. This will allow the fabric to relax and lie flat when you press it.

trim between letters to keep fabric from pulling   If you used a sheer cutaway, you don't have to worry about removing every speck of stabilizer-it won't show through the fabric and it'll get softer every time you wash it.

Turn the pillowcase inside out and press the hem back into place. Pin the hem to hold it in position.

press hem back into place    

Sew the hem by stitching close to the folded edge of the hem from the inside of the pillowcase.

sew hem back in place   Take the accessory tray off your machine and use the free arm to make it easy to be sure you're not sewing the other side of the pillowcase to the hem from the underside.


embroidered valentine's day pillowcase
There you have it. A custom gift perfect for your Valentine.

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Comments (6)

ebuy24hours writes: great ideals!
Posted: 9:43 pm on March 4th
thaliapatterson writes: Great idea!
Posted: 5:25 am on February 12th
JenniferStern writes: Thanks guys...I have a set of embroidered pillowcases for sleepover guests and lucky charms for Saint Patty's Day too!
Posted: 9:36 am on February 20th
Missmousie writes: Thank you so much for the detailed information and pictures. The pillowcase looks beautiful. I have been looking for good instructions regarding the ME and how to place the fabric. Your instructions are excellent.
Posted: 4:18 pm on February 15th
MeredithP writes: Excellent tutorial on ME on pillowcases. I'm guilty of not taking the hems out, but it really looks nice. Thanks!
Posted: 7:00 pm on February 9th
FashionSweetie13 writes: this is such a great idea, and you can embroider more than just as valentine on it too!
Posted: 10:33 pm on February 7th
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