Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Puckering Pillowcases

I'm so upset I embroidered this set of pillowcases for a gift and when I finished and washed them they came out puckered!!! I thought I had pre-washed them, but I guess I hadn't! I wish I had washed them one more time before stitching just to be sure! The set took me 6 or more hours to complete, I outlined and filled in the letters with stem stitching! Here is a link to the pattern at the Vintage Transfer Finds blog.
I had the idea to try a fix. I wet the motif and ironed it real good face down on a terrycloth towel, then I ironed on a piece of interfacing.
The result isn't too bad, still some puckering, but I'm wondering if it will hold up in another washing so I just stuck them in the washer now. I'll see if they re-pucker and add that to the end of this post later on.
Still, I'm going to have to make another set, even though I'm sure the recipient would still enjoy them as a gift from the heart, I want them to have the best! So I may still include this set with the new one I'll make...IF they don't re-pucker!
Well here are the final results, puckered. Right now I'm not sure if I'll be sending them anyway with the new set too. What do you all think, would you love them anyway?


floresita said...

I would love them anyway! It's the thought that counts - if its a gift I'm sure the person that gets them will be flattered you hand made something for them!

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by Floresita and thanks for sharing your patterns!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I too would love them anyway. No one I know gives gifts from the heart so on the rare occasion that I receive one, I always love it no matter what!