Embellish plain pillow cases with a variety of simple techniques. These can include stamping with fabric paints or sewing on lace, ribbons or ruffles. They make lovely gifts for a baby's room or something special for the bride and groom. They can also enhance a teenager's bedroom or appeal to a lover of Victorian style romantic linens. Customized and personalized pillow cases can become favorite items of nearly anyone.
Things You'll Need
- Pillow case, solid and light color
- Rubber stamps
- Fabric paint
- Permanent marker
- Paper plate
- Paper towel
- Letter stencil
Lay pillow case flat on a clean work table. Smooth out any wrinkles.
Insert cardboard piece to protect the pillow case fabric beneath.
Choose rubber stamps to use for decorating the pillow case. For example, if making a pillow case for someone who loves gardening or flowers, use stamps such as flower petals, leaves and pots.
Pour a tablespoon or two of different fabric paints onto a paper plate.
Use a brush to apply a fairly light, even amount of fabric paint onto the rubber stamp design.
Starting at the center of the wide pillow case border, press the rubber stamp on the case. Lift and remove. Repeat the process again along the border. If stamping a flower, print the largest image first, and add other details such as leaves, stems and flower pots in another color.
Use permanent markers to add other details such as the center of the flowers, veins of the leaves and accents to flower pots. To personalize, use a letter stencil with a permanent marker.
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