Baby pillow case

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I found this stamped pillowcase in some of my mother's 'sewing stuff'. She said she purchased it at a 'dimestore' in Oskaloosa, IA in 1940, several months before I was born. She never got around to embroidering it. I took it home, embroidered it, and have it in my collection of vintage linens. The pillowcase seam was 'off' a bit at the end, so I took the seam apart and resewed it so the ends matched perfectly. What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can purchase Aunt Martha's iron on transfers and make your own pillowcases very similar to this one.

Q&A with dottyeb

Crafty Laura asked:
I love this! What an inspiring idea, to take some thing vintage and to update it! Well done x
dottyeb answered:
Thank you.
MomGrandma asked:
Dotty, this is so sweet. I purchased several kitchen iron-ons at a flea market in the 70s...still haven't used them. Guess I'd better get busy. Thank you for telling us your touching story.
dottyeb answered:
Thank you for your kind compliments. And yes, with winter coming on, it is th perfect time to "get out' those long lost embroidery projects. It is fun, and the results are so rewarding. Good luck on your projects.