Hey there! My name is Megan and I'm the sewing, pattern making girl behind Dolly Henry. This is my blog, where I share my own creative adventures and hope to meet fellow fabric enthusiasts. I also design and sell sewing patterns through my online boutique, alongside a beautiful collection of clothing and dolls. Thank you for stopping by!


Pretty Handmade Pillowcases

I love vintage caravans. I know that seems like a random sentence when the blog post titled is "Handmade Pillowcases"... but for me, they are connected. I love looking at pictures of cute old caravans, with pretty patchwork bedspreads, bunting, and cushions. It's all so cozy! 

Handmade patchy pillowcases seem to be a perfect addition to this imaginary setting. They go with my mental vision of patchwork quilts hanging on verandah railings in the afternoon or freshly laundered linen on the clothesline, moving in the breeze. Homelike. Comforting. Happy.

When dear friends were going away in August, I decided to make a set of cheerful, colourful patchwork pillowcases as a birthday gift, and to add a splash of colour to their little van. The first case I made using a dresden block I had waiting for the perfect project. I mashed up a whole heap of gorgeous bright fabrics to finish the case.

On the second case, I added a few personal details and appliques over the patchwork that meant something special to the recipients.

I really love how these bright and beautiful cases turned out and they make wonderful gifts - especially when space is limited. I love making pretty but useful gifts! My own bed still has run of the mill pillowcases on it, but I do plan on making some pretty patchwork pillowcases of my own one of these days!

If you fancy making a gorgeous cushion, why not check out my Washi Fox Cushion Cover pattern?
I've also popped a few favourite fabrics from my own stash in the store here.

Megan xx

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