My second favorite article to embroider, after quilts, is pillowcases. Although I’ve stitched lots of them for gifts, I have never made any for myself, and I hope to correct that situation soon. For each set I always use two different designs, and a similar color palette. If I tried to make two matching pillowcases, I would probably never finish the second one.
My family has always used the term “pillowcase” — are you a pillowcase or a pillowslip person?
Here are some simple, but sweet patterns from the early 1900s, most of which are meant to use with initials. As always, continue clicking on the images until they are full-sized.