- cotton tape
- matching thread
- colorfast ribbon
- straight pins
- sewing machine
1. To make the ties, turn a pillowcase inside out, and fold it in half lengthwise. Make a dot 2 1/2 inches from the side and 7 inches from the fold. Repeat on other side.
2. Cut thin cotton tape into eight 10-inch pieces. Fold an end of tape under, and hand-stich onto pillowcase at each marked spot. Knot the loose ends, and allow tape extending from knot to fray; tie into bows.
3. To make a ribbon border, launder a length of colorfast ribbon. Open pillowcase seam about 3 or 4 inches. Place end of ribbons along open seam, and pin around pillowcase 1/2 to 3 inches from edge. Sew along ribbon edges, and finish by sewing the pillowcase seam closed.