“Love” Knockoff Pillowcases

Ready for a little Valentine’s fun? Me too!!

I have been super fortunate with a new friend that has moved close to me, Aimee from byAimee.com and Fancy Little Things! We have been crafting up a storm together. It’s been so fun to have someone close that loves to make things, and blog, and eat yummy food. :)

We got together last week and made some fun pillowcases for Valentine’s Day!

Here are mine!

 

These are a knockoff (kind of) of these cute pillowcases from Lush Designs.

Mine have some fun, shabby ruffles on the ends – just to dress them up a bit.

Ready for a quick tutorial?

You’ll need:

Freezer Paper
Silhouette (or exacto knife)
Paint
Fabric Medium (to add to the paint to make it washable)
2 Pillowcases
Ruffles for fabric – about 24″ x 45″ of one color and 12″ x 45″ of another color

We started out by choosing some decorative fonts, a different one for each letter. (If you’d like the Silhouette files, throw me an email and I’ll send them to you)
We enlarged each letter to fill the page and cut them out of freezer paper with the Silhouette. If you have the Cameo you’ll be able to make them even wider, closer to the original pillowcases.

The letter is reversed because I found the Silhouette cuts out the freezer paper better with the shiny side up.

(Please excuse my fuzzy little mat – I use the protective plastic but this thing attracts dust and stuff like crazy.)

Iron the freezer paper letters onto the pillowcase – 2 on each case. Make sure that you face them the right way.

Cover the open section of the stencils with paint mixed with fabric medium.
It works best to brush the paint from the outside of the stencil, in – so you are cutting down on the amount of paint that could get pushed under the stencil.

Once the paint is completely dry, remove the stencil.

It’s pretty fun to pull off that freezer paper and see cute painted letters underneath. :)

I had a few little places that the paint had seeped under the freezer paper. The white pillowcases came in handy here – I just painted over them with white fabric paint. You have to look pretty close to see them.

Once all the letters were painted on, I added some ruffles to the hem of each pillow case. I wanted these to be a little shabby and frayed looking – so I left them unhemmed.
I cut the fabric into strips that were 3″ x 45″. I cut 4 strips of the cream for each case and 2 strips of white.

Normally I would sew 2 of each of the strips together – to make 3 long ruffles. This time I wanted a little more of a frayed edge showing, so I ruffled each piece separately, then overlapped them in each row on the pillowcase.

I hope that makes sense.

Starting with two of the cream ruffles, pin them to the top edge of the pillowcase. Overlap the ruffles just a bit where they meet on the pillowcase.

Sew the top row on.

Repeat for the other two ruffles, overlapping them at different points on the pillowcase. Mine are about 1 1/2″ apart down the hem.

Repeat for the other pillowcase – and you’re all done! Now you have a sweet, stylish way to dress up your room for Valentine’s Day!
Or anytime really – how cute would these make as a wedding or shower gift??

Aimee hasn’t posted hers yet but I’ll let you know when she does. She used a gorgeous gray color for the letters – it is so pretty!

What do you think?

I almost asked you if you LOVE them. But I refrained.

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UPDATE – Several of you have asked for the fonts I used on the letters so I thought I’d add it here too. They are:
L – Cast Iron
O – Ornatique
V – Tropicana
E – Circus

Thanks!

104 Comments

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Shirley

    Love the “LOVE” pillowcases. They would make wonderful Valentines Day gifts. Please E-Mail the pattern for the letters. Thanks for the idea. Shirley

  • Reply October 31, 2012

    carter

    HI These pillowcases are just great.
    thankyou for letting us see them please will you E-Mail the pattern for the letters for me.
    kind regards
    carter

  • Reply November 1, 2012

    joyce

    I like these pillow cases! Please email the Silhouette files .
    Thanks
    joyce

  • Reply November 1, 2012

    Beth Figiel

    Please e-mail me the patter to the letter. LOVE this, I can barely sew…but I think could do this. Book marking your web/blog! Thanks for your generous creativity. Beth

  • Reply November 1, 2012

    gail budzyna

    The pillowcases are a great gift for a bridal shower could you please e-mail the fonts for the letters I am thinking of having a craft night soon.

  • Reply November 1, 2012

    Diane

    Beautiful but I’m a little skidish about making the stencils wonder if I could buy them

  • Reply November 2, 2012

    Delee

    Love this idea…please e-mail the fonts for the Love pillowcases
    Thank you

    • November 2, 2012

      Theresa Boretzky

      I wanted a copy of the Love PC pattern. thank you.

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    louella candler

    what adorable pillows. i appreciate the talent god has given you. please provide me with the silhouette file.. thanks

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    louella candler

    PLEASE FORWARD YOUR FONTS. THANKS

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Reine

    These are gorgeous! Could you please email the fonts? Thanks :oD

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Kendra

    Do you happen to still have the file for the letters? Please send my way!

  • Reply January 12, 2013

    sharon

    Oh, what a beautiful project – expecting a grandbaby in April – PLEASE, can I get the silihouette file sent me – thanks so much

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    susan

    I finally made time to make these!! I used your fonts and made mine really big. Mine are 11 x 17 each. I used gold metallic fabric paint and want to find a gold fringe for the ends. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply April 15, 2013

    lesta

    Love them please send fonts thanks

  • Reply April 27, 2013

    Rae J Cooper

    Just read your tutorial on pillowcase ideas with word LOVE on them. Could you please send me the letter patterns! What a great gift idea. Thank you.

  • Reply July 4, 2013

    sahory

    HOLA CARIÑO, ES SAHORY MERCEDES DE PANAMA, ME ENCANTARIA ME ENVIARAS LOS MOLDES PARA LAS ALMOHADAS LOVE.
    MI CORREO: sahory.mercedes@gmail.com
    GRACIAS Y UN ABRAZO

  • Reply August 2, 2013

    Jesikika

    Awesome! Could you pretty please email me the fonts!

  • Reply September 15, 2013

    Aleasha

    OHHHH MY I WAS LOOKING for these they are very expensive and COULD make these MYSELF… PLEASE CAN YOU SHARE THE FONT FOR SILHOUETTE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH…

  • Reply October 29, 2013

    Amy Keith

    Would “LOVE” the pattern for the stencils. I adore this font!

  • Reply November 1, 2013

    Micki

    can you please send the pattern for the LOVE pillowcases that you used? Thanks so so much!

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