Vintage Pillowcase Skirt Tutorial

I always loved embroidery  - the vibrant colors, the texture, the many hours spent creating something one of a kind. It is also a huge part of my Ukrainian heritage.
I came across two vintage embroidered pillowcases at the garage sale, they were only used as part of the d├ęcor so they were like new and only cost 50c. The pillow case skirt is a quick and easy project. It only took me 15 minutes from start to finish and I was taking pictures of the process.



Generally vintage pillowcases, especially white ones, are slightly see through. The skirt will be double layered to address the issue.
 
 
 
 
 
 
That's all it takes, four easy steps.
 

 


 

 

 



 

29 comments

  1. WOW, 50c and 15 min! and such a beautiful and gentle-looking skirt! Not a bad return on investment! and the embroidery is very cute, nice theme for the summer!

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  2. Crazy cute Olga. Hold on to your Clorox Pen ;-)

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  3. Fabulous idea to double the fabric because yes white pillowcases tend to be see through. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love this!! What a great idea, I think I might actually be able to do this :)

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  5. Isn't it great how sometimes the simplest things are just the cutest :) Love it :)

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  6. This is beautiful! I just went antiquing today and saw a few similar pillowcases! Now I will need to run back and get them!

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  7. Lovely skirt! Great eyes for finding the beautiful pillowcases!

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  8. Such a cute skirt - great idea to use a pillowcase!

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  9. Adorable! I'll definitely be on the lookout for vintage pillowcases at the next yardsale I go to.

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  10. Dropped by from JAQS Studio MBM - that's a really cute skirt and a smashing idea of how to make it :)

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  11. This is adorable. I have a stack of vintage pillowcases with embroidery too and have wanted to try this but they look so nice on our beds as pillowcases.

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  12. Would love for you to share this at my link up that goes live tomorrow at 8am
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  13. This is fantastic! I found some vintage embroidery recently at a garage sale and used it on a bag. I have a few more I need to incorporate somewhere...a skirt...perhaps! :) Saw on An Original Belle! g+ing and will follow on bloglovin'! I'd love for you to visit me back and follow if you like what you see. ;)
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  14. This is gorgeous, I love it!! I am going to have to keep my eyes open for some vintage pillow cases now.

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  15. Such a sweet little skirt and a great way to reuse a beautiful pillowcase, Olga.

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  16. I would not have thought to bring the top down as a liner...very clever!

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  17. Aww such a sweet skirt :)

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  18. Adorable! What a cool idea! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
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  19. What a great recycling idea - so pretty. I wish they came in "real women" size! Or, I may have to stop eating to fit into one like that!!! :-)

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  20. it's a great idea!
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  21. Wonderful idea to use a vintage pillowcase-we love it!

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  22. Love this! I just made a skirt and top out of a pillowcase I found at Goodwill. Your tutorial is great!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

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  23. So Adorable!

    I wish I had a little girl so that I could make this for her! I wonder if my youngest son will mind? lol.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. This is SO pretty! Love it! Now I want to hack all my old pillowcases!

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  25. WOW! I wish I still had all those pillowcases I donated to charity a long time ago. This is fabulous & yes, a simple project.

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