This is a pillowcase I thrifted two years ago. It took me about 30 to 40 hours to do all the embroidery, so it only came out now and then when I sat at the doctor’s office or something like that.
Isn’t it beautiful? Almost all the modern pre-printed embroidery pillowcases are easy-peasy and too simplistic, and as a result not very pretty. Or at least the ones I see. I do not know how old this one is since I thrifted it, but I doubt you can buy anything like it today. Even the cotton fabric is much better quality than what I see for sale now.
I was lucky that this pattern had a mate. The unfortunate thing is that big old age-stain on it. And I am not going to put another 30 hours into this one just to find out the stain does not come out (if I pre-wash the fabric the printed pattern will wash away). Does anyone have any hints about getting that stain out? I would love to embroider this.
Also, for anyone interested in embroidering your own pillowcases, I have learned the hard way that French knots are not great for a pillowcase. When you lay your face down on them for any amount of time (like sleeping!) they hurt!
**I do know one of the flower loops is not embroidered. I noticed it while I was doing the final hemming.