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Vintage Pillowcases

I was recently commissioned to make a set of pillowcases using vintage fabrics.

There were not to be just any ordinary pillowcases.

Pillowcases with a gusset and piping on the top and bottom.

Pillowcases with a patchwork top and bottom.

Pillowcases with zippers on one end.

It was a good thing I had helpers.

These pillowcases were a lot of work, measuring, cutting around the stains to have enough pieces to fit back together, sewing together different blends of fabrics, and assembling to satisfy the customer’s request.

 I have been doing a lot of pretty easy sewing these days, so I loved the challenge of figuring out how to make these based on the specifications, and learning to work with vintage fabrics for the first time.

Vintage Suitcase

Remember when I showed you a couple antique boxes recently that I found at an antique shop? I have also been looking for a small vintage suitcase to carry as a briefcase for my art supplies or to use as a fun carry-on bag when traveling.

My niece and cousin were shopping together and found this fabulous vintage suitcase for me. It measures about 16 inches wide by 11 inches tall, so it’s a nice small size with a comfy handle for carrying around.

I’m so excited to have such a stylish way to travel now!