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Indigo Dyeing + a Pillowcase

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I love this little project so much! It all started with a chunk of PFD fabric that I’ve had in my stash for at least a couple of years. I was planning on just giving it away, but when I got together with my friends earlier this month they encouraged me to dye it!

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Each summer we’ve gotten together people have dyed all kinds of fabrics, I didn’t ever jump in. I’m not sure why really, I don’t have any excuses.  I was so glad though when I did this time. It ended up being really fun, especially when a group of people do it together. It’s a really great way to try something different. It’s not so scary as it would have been if I had tried it on my own!

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Jeni brought an indigo dyeing kit and her supplies, thanks Jeni!!! It made things go so well – being prepared is a good thing, and one that I’m glad Jeni is great at. I wrapped mine up and then gave it a good dunk. Jeni had done this type of folding before so it was easy for me to choose which one I wanted to try and go for. After it was all set I knew I needed to make something with it quick! I figured this pillowcase would be perfect. And it is! I’m so glad I made it last minute on the day we were leaving. Even though a pillowcase only takes a few minutes, I still think I would have put it off. p.s. be sure to check out the awesome stuff Jeni has made from hers!

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So yay! I got home and gave it to Emily (her favorite color is blue). Plus I figured I could always steal it from her, hehe, she’s good at sharing. And I probably should have ironed it for these pics, but we’ve been using it non-stop!

Here are a couple pillowcase posts (here and here) I’ve written about in the past. Quick and easy!

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p.s. Thanks for the Petal Pouch love, I’m so excited that you like it! And thanks for hanging in there while I restock my leather products!

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6 thoughts on “Indigo Dyeing + a Pillowcase

  1. picperfic says:

    Fantastic fabric…the dyeing looks amazing and the pillowcase is such a brilliant idea! Can you answer a question for me? What does PFD stand for? So much inspiration, love your blog!

    1. Karen Seitz says:

      PFD is prepared for dying. Really.

      1. picperfic says:

        oh thank you…I’d never have guessed that! lol

  2. Jeni says:

    So glad you dyed something this year! Your piece turned out so pretty! 🙂

  3. Carrie says:

    This post was perfect timing for me – I just spent a weekend at Craft-South in Nashville taking an indigo dye class and had a blast! Such instant gratification! I bought a kit and planned on doing something with it for my daughter’s birthday in October. Pillowcases would be perfect, yours looks great! Thanks so much for the link to Jeni’s post with all the folding ideas 🙂

  4. brianne says:

    prettiest pillowcase ever!

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