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Monday, March 21, 2011

{personalized pillowcases}

I was SO happy when I learned that Silhouette had a new fabric interfacing product, and now had the capability to cut fabric. I was even happier when they sent me some to try, and this weekend I started a project I've had on my list for awhile.

I love white sheets, and it's all I use on the beds in our house. I just love their crisp, clean look, and I can bleach them (a lot). On the other hand, they all look exactly alike! I felt like it would be fun to add a little something to my girls' pillowcases so that they had a pillow that was personalized just for them.

Personalized Pillowcases

  • pillowcase
  • fabric
  • Silhouette fabric interfacing--clean cut OR heat 'n bond
  • ribbon
  • spool of heat 'n bond

1. Design the text or image you would like to use in the Silhouette software, then follow the directions to cut it out. You can also use heat 'n bond if you don't have a Silhouette, and follow the directions on the package. I decided to do their names (impervious font)--easy! I am planning to add a little more detail to the left of their name, I just didn't have a chance to finish it this weekend.

2. I added the ribbon first, using a roll of heat 'n bond to apply it to the pillowcase. If you haven't used the rolls, I highly recommend that you try it. It makes it SO much easier when working with ribbon, or strips of fabric. Where the ribbon overlapped, I used a letter to cover it up--so the whole thing looked more smooth.

3. Once the ribbon was on, I ironed on my letters!

This whole project took less than 30 minutes, and I {love} what it adds to their beds and room.


Do you want to try it too?

is offering a fantastic promotion this week! It starts today, March 21st, and runs through the 27th.

They are offering...

a Silhouette SD, one of each fabric interfacing (clean cut & sewable) and a roll of white flocked heat transfer material for $229. This is a savings of over $100!! If you already have s Silhouette, all of their fabric interfacing is 25% off.

Just use the promo code "bpp" at checkout for either promotion.




Blogger ReenieK Designs said...

They look excellent !

March 21, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Perhaps a Project said...

Very Cute!! I decided to order a Silhouette SD. I've been debating it, but I can think of lots of fun projects to use it for. Thanks for all the information and your experiences. They helped me make an informed decision.

Just in case someone else is confused too, when you go to the Silhouette site, the promotions are not visible. Just add the machine to your cart and type in the promotion code. This will bring up the promotion pricing and bonuses.

March 21, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

You're going to start thinking I'm stalking you since I'm always copying your ideas but these have to go on my project list ... they're so cute! My girls would love them.

March 21, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger nsmerkt said...

I LOVE this idea! My youngest daughter is getting ready to move to a "big girl" bed so this would be great for her. I also like the bedding. Do you mind sharing where you purchased it? Thanks!

March 21, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Awesome idea! I haven't had a chance to try the interfacing on my Silhouette but now I'm thinking of about a million projects that I could use it for!


March 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Connie the crafterbug said...

I am dying! So cute!

March 21, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...

Thank you for that clarification about the checkout cart--I appreciate it!

March 21, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I want one of those machines soooooo bad. Just can't fit it in the budget right now. So Sad.

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March 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

I can now read your entire post in my reader! Thanks so so so much for changing that! I have to admit I would skip posts a lot instead of clicking and waiting for them to load online. Plus reading online on a smart phone is way more annoying than in a reader. Thank you for changing that!--connie,

March 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Chessa said...

what kind of fabric did you use for the letters? it looks like felt close up.

March 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...


It's actually just a plain brown cotton fabric!

March 21, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

I love this idea but I am a little confused - in looking at the site, the fabric interfacing has 2 options: the clean cut says that it is for projects that don't need to be washed or can be hand sewn. Am I looking at the right item? Just wanted to clarify before purchasing.

Thanks -

March 21, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Trina said...

Thanks for showing this....I want to try this! I am looking at the fabric interfacing online and there is two options, a sew able fabric interfacing or the clean cut one. Which did you use?

March 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

March 21, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...

Yes, the clean cut is for items that don't need to be washed, or you can hand sew them before washing if necessary. The sewable interfacing is intended for things that would need to be washed.

I used the clean cut, and will be finishing it up by doing some hand stitching. My machine skills just aren't good enough to use on those tiny letters, lol!

March 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Lei said...

That is such a cute idea Kierste. You should open a thrifty PB Kids like store! Lol!

March 21, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I LOOOOVE this! I love all your projects, but this is just super-cute and totally feeds my obsession with personalization and monograms and the whole Southern-names-everywhere thing!

March 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

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