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Embellished Christmas Pillowcase

What You'll Need

  • Standard red pillowcase
  • Sewing machine and color coordinating thread
  • 1-1/2 yards of maxi rickrack for edge
  • 1-1/2 yards each of 5 different medium to jumbo rickrack in green, white, red
  • Embroidery floss in assorted shades of red, white, green
  • Sewing needle

Download the free stitch diagrams

How to Make It

1. Machine-stitch maxi rickrack along the bottom edge of the pillowcase so half of the rickrack shows.

2. Space the five other rickrack colors 1 inch apart and baste around the pillowcase.

3. Embroider rickrack with shades of floss using lazy daisy, French knots, reverse herringbone, zigzag, and chain stitches, referring to the photo as a guide. (Download the free stitch guide for instructions.)


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