An idea devised by The Snail of Happiness…
My word, mends on two Mondays running! I must be getting organised, or something.
I like good bed linen. High thread count, but soft. I’ve had one of my sets for 15 years, a 1000 thread count damask stripe sateen cotton, and it’s still lovely, no pilling, but it is wearing rather thin. The pillowcases especially have become fragile, and I now have two that need repairing. I patched a pillowcase from another set in Pima cotton a while ago, and it lasted a short while, but then the fabric around the patch gave way. Now another one has gone; it emerged from the washing machine torn from side to side.
Well, if you have two pillowcases, each with one torn side, what would you do? Yup, turn them into one pillowcase with two good sides, and from what’s left, make patching material for future repairs. So now I have a single pillowcase with a damask stripe sateen front and a plain Pima back. It feels lovely!