linen pillowcases

July 6, 2016


I’ve been wanting linen bed sheets and pillowcases. I came close to purchasing some this past fall, but I couldn’t get myself to spend the money (maybe one day I’ll bite the bullet and get them). They cost quite a few pennies, but I wasn’t sure if they really are worth it.

I’ve had this extra-large, vintage, French linen bed sheet for several years, but it had a giant hole in the middle. I used it as a table cloth, but other than that, it’s mainly been stored away. As I was organizing, in preparation for the wood floors coming in, I found the sheet. Then, it dawned on me that I could make some pillowcases out of it, so yesterday afternoon was spent doing just that.

From the fabric, I was able to make 2 king size pillowcases and 2 standard size ones. Thus, our bed is now outfitted with some pillows encased in linen. I’ll see how we like these and maybe one day, if we really love these, I will bit the bullet at order some linen sheets. For now, these homemade pillowcases from vintage linen is a great start.

2 comments on “linen pillowcases”

  • Megan says:

    Did you use a pattern for your pillowcases or just use an existing pillowcase for the template? I actually saved a fitted sheet that has a huge rip in it and it just occurred to me that I can make some pillowcases too out of the really soft cotton. Thanks for the idea!

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