his and hers pillowcases guest post for monkey see monkey do

‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Pillowcases {Guest Post for Monkey See, Monkey Do}

Last Friday, I had the honor of guest posting over at Monkey See, Monkey Do.

I shared a tutorial for my ‘his’ and ‘hers’ pillow cases I made as a kind of cheeky little joke…cause I am like that. 
 

Cute right?! It is funny because of the drastic differences in my husband and my pillows… can you tell now?
 
Do you see it?! My husband is a self proclaimed pillow SNOB. LOL. He likes the expensive plush, good for your posture blah blah blah and mine is flat and dilapidated. I think it has a lot to do the way we sleep, he sleeps on his back and does.not.move. I sleep on my stomach and I am surprised I don’t end up down the street from how much I toss, turn and change position, a big pillow would just get in the way. So needless to say when, on the rare occasion our pillows get swapped, he is quick to switch them back so I thought I would give him a little laugh and make some new, labeled to avoid confusion, pillow cases. 
(did I mention sarcasm is my second language, even in sewing, because it is…just sayin’ lol)
And here is how I did it:

Just click “Read More” to find out!

Materials:
  • Pillowcase (I made mine using this tutorial from Made)
  • Letters (any template you have, I made mine from word art in Microsoft Word)
  • Steam a Seam or other fusible webbing or iron on seam
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Pen
Here is the starting pillowcase I made, you will want to take into consideration which way you like the openings, we put them both facing out, some do it facing the same way. It matters when you go to add the letters and which direction they are sewn on. 
Cut out your letters or use a pre-made template, in Microsoft Word there is word art that is just outlined block letters and I typed in my words, enlarged them and printed them out. 
Next, (this is dependent on what you use, I am following my package directions for the next couple of steps) trace your letters on the steam a seam BACKWARDS, also make sure this is the side that webbing is connected to on the underside.
Since mine fit on one page, I then cut them apart. 
Next, lay out your white fabric (or whatever you are using for the letters) FACE DOWN and iron it to warm it up. 
Then, peel off the underside of the paper and lay the webbing/ second paper that you traced on, on top of the fabric. 
Then, carefully cut out your letters once again with the fabric. 
Now, you are ready to iron them on but I found it difficult to eyeball it with the pillow case laid out flat so I turned it over and folded each edge to the center, kind of like bias tape.
Then, flip it over, this was much easier for me to eyeball the center for the placement of my letters.
Then, arrange them how you want,
and iron them down in place. 
Last, all you have to do is sew very close to the edge as best  you can, just to make sure everything stays in place. 
Now, they are all ready for a laugh! 
I will do a lot to make that hubby of mine chuckle. 

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8 Responses to ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Pillowcases {Guest Post for Monkey See, Monkey Do}

  1. The mum of all trades July 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I love these, so fab! It is the opposite in our house I like the flumpy one and husband likes the flat as a pancake pillow.

  2. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea July 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Hey there, new follower-thanks for visiting and following me. I’d love to link up next Friday! Cheers

  3. Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com July 19, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    These are super cute!

  4. Jenni July 19, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    LOVE these pillows! They are adorable! My husband and I’s pillows are the exact same way!

  5. mrs.Brady July 19, 2011 at 2:18 am #

    I love it!!! I have always wanted to make His and Hers for me and my husband. You have inspired me!!!
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  6. Lisa July 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    These are cute! We’re the same way with our pillows. Mine is super smushy and thin and his is harder and he likes to fold it in half. He’d probably destroy a pillow case like this if I made one!

  7. Mare July 21, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    looks great!!… simple and elegant:)))…
    thanks for sharing!!…
    hugs:)…
    M

  8. Jackie H. July 23, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    We SO need these!!! I love it. I’m pinning it!!!