Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Pillowcase Prettiness

Quite a while ago I thrifted these pillowcases at Goodwill.
I made some Martha Stewart pillowcase totes with some of them and blogged about them here and here.
Funny enough, around that same time I had big problems with a little toiletry bag made out of this book.
Yesterday I decided to combine some of those pillowcases with my fear of the book, and try another project.
I used the yellow rose pillowcase for the top of the tote, and the plaid pillowcase for the bottom and lining. It even has pockets!



I love it, love it, love it, but...
...once again the instructions were loaded with errors. If I hadn't been an experienced sewer, this would have been a very frustrating project.

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21 comments:

  1. That bag looks so very lovely!

    It is hard to believe that anyone would publish a book so full of errors!

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  2. Woohooo! Isn't that stunning! I'm going to the Alzheimer's thrift shop today with donations and I'm just going to have to start looking for pillowcases each time I go. :-)

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  3. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love to quilt, okay the idea of quilting. I don't have the setup to do bed covers... so my shoulders take a beating..... but I bet I can manage to make a builted purse like this. I have enjoyed making diaper bags...now I can combine my bag making and my desire to quilt! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  4. It's really pretty. The quilting you did is perfect for the fabric.

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  5. Such a lovely bag. What a shame of the book, but it shows your skills!

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  6. darling, darling, darling. love, love, love it!

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  7. so very pretty! love.

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  8. I love it!! The quilting gives it the perfect finishing touch!

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  9. Oh. My. Gosh. That bag is amazing! I love it.

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  10. it is GREAT! I love how the yellow bias tape on the top gives it a punch of color. I am definitely going to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration.


    (and I don't see a speck of pink...)

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  11. Ooooh, very, very pretty. And what a great idea!

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  12. I love your pillowcase bag! Despite the problems you mention encountering, I think your selection of materials and the work you do are superb!

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  13. Hi Anina,

    Yummilicious bag, looks like loads of work went into it.

    If you have a few spare moments and it’s you’re kinda thing you’ve been tagged here http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/08/8-im-it.html
    Hope you can play!

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  14. Beautiful quilting on your bag. Very vintage looking, it reminds me of an old quilt. The yellow is fun for summer.

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  15. wonderful quilting! and i love the pillow case!

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  16. The bag is fantastic! I am about to embark on my first ever sewing project when my fabric arrives from the States! I asked my mum last night if she would help me out!! I got some great fabric that is just perfect for a friend and really want to make something for her!

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  17. My hubby works for the local Goodwill, (VP of Info. Services) so I sent him this link to show what people can do with Goodwill stuff. He loved it and so do I!

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  18. It actually encourages me to hear that sewing instructions can be flawed... not being as experienced, I always assumed it was Me. Now when I am hopelessly confused, I will point the finger at Them! lol.
    Your pillowcase bag is wonderful... wonder what I could make from my thriftshop cases...

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