How to Make a Simple Ruffled Farmhouse Pillowcase

Turn your plain old pillowcase into this beautiful ruffled farmhouse pillowcase in just minutes!

Turn your plain old pillowcase into this beautiful ruffled farmhouse pillowcase in just minutes! | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 

Hello friends!

Welcome to another #MonthlyDIYChallenge! Y’all know how much fun I have teaming up with my talented bloggy friends the first Wednesday of each month to see the different ideas we can come up with from the very same starting point!

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This month we’re having some fun with some plain old {white pillowcases} and I cannot wait to see what everyone came up with!

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Y’all might remember the farmhouse style master bedroom we created a couple of years ago (has it really been that long?!)…

A lovely Farmhouse Bedroom full of all sorts of dreamy details!
 

It’s still one of my very favourite spaces in our home.

A lovely Farmhouse Bedroom full of all sorts of dreamy details!
 

We haven’t really done much to it, aside from hanging this pretty sign above the bed…

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I absolutely adore our beautiful iron bed and the simple white bedding on top.

A lovely Farmhouse Bedroom full of all sorts of dreamy details!
 

Though our sheets are SUPER soft, I’ve always wished for some with a bit more frill, something not so plain. Two years later, I still haven’t found what I’ve been looking for. And so, when plain white pillowcases came up as our challenge item this month, I jumped at the chance to add a bit of farmhouse style to my own…

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I started with some plain old pillowcases from this classic sheet set and a bit of extra white fabric – I went with some simple white linen to add a bit of texture.

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I cut my linen fabric into 5″ wide strips, making sure that they were at least a good foot longer than the length around my pillowcase, so that as I gathered them, they’d still be long enough to wrap all the way around my pillowcase edge.

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With my machine set to a low tension and longer stitch length, I ran a simple stitch down the length of each strip of fabric, about 1/2″ in from one edge. It’s important not to backstitch each end here as you’ll want to be able to move the fabric along the bobbin stitch in the next step.

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Then, I gently pulled on the bottom thread (bobbin thread), tugging the fabric down to create a gathered look.

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Finally, I attached each linen strip to a pillowcase. Laying my gathered linen on top of my pillowcase edge, I simply ran a stitch along the previous stitching I’d used to make the gather. You may want to pin this strip in place, but, because of the forgiving nature of the gathered fabric, I just held it all in place with my hands as I went along. You’re definitely going to want to backstitch at each end to really make sure everything stays put.

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To add a bit more texture, I decided to tug a few of the loose strands on each side of my linen strips to rough up the edges a bit.

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I absolutely adore these sweet pillows! I think they bring a ton of farmhouse charm to our beautiful bed!

Farmhouse Pillowcase | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Farmhouse Pillowcase | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Farmhouse Pillowcase | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Farmhouse Pillowcase | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Farmhouse Pillowcase | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 

Now, don’t forget to check out the fabulous projects that my bloggy friends created for this month’s challenge too!


 
 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
 
 

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18 thoughts on “How to Make a Simple Ruffled Farmhouse Pillowcase

  1. The unfinished edge looks so great on these pillow cases. Great job! Sharing on Twitter. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

  2. These sweet pillow cases just take your already beautiful bedroom to another level! How simple but pack a punch!

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeousness with us over at Waste Not Wednesday 🙂

  3. The pillow cases are so pretty and simple to do. Sometimes it is easier to make it when you have a certain look in mind and either can’t find it or it is to expensive. Pinned.

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