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Is there anything more lovely than a freshly made bed? I don’t think so. Now that spring is almost here, Joanna and I have both been on major cleaning kicks — which includes refreshing things around the house. It’s time to dust those hard-to-reach corners, replace those threadbare towels and, most importantly, make sure your bed is extra chic and cozy.
For me, that means swapping out my everyday bedding with the most perfectly rumpled linen bedding. Seriously, the texture is so lightweight and dreamy. But Joanna and I are always looking to add a bit of special detail to the things we fill our homes with, so when Brother sent over one of their super-handy P-touch Embellish machines and spools of satin ribbon, we decided to add some ties to the bedding. Not only is the result super pretty, it’s also practical since we printed it with instructions for restless sleepers: your side, my side and the dogs’ side (because we can’t forget about Noodle and Lucy).
The first thing to do is get the P-touch Embellish up and running — luckily it’s a breeze. Once I inserted the cartridge of navy ribbon with gold ink, I simply selected the font I wanted (there are so many great fonts and styles to choose from), typed in my text and started printing, just like that.
Print four ties for each pillow and ten ties for the bottom of the duvet cover, making sure to leave a 12” tail on each ribbon. The P-touch Embellish allows you to select the length of the printed ribbon, so you don’t have to painstakingly measure each piece.
Once all the ribbons are printed, it’s time to thread your needle.
Stitch two ribbons along the inner edge of one side of the pillowcase. Then, flip the pillowcase over and stitch the other two ribbons on that side, making sure they match up with the first pair.
After you’ve finished both pillowcases, it’s time to move on to the duvet cover. Since the opening is much larger, you’ll need to use five pairs of ribbons — sew them on like you did the pillowcases, ensuring the sides match up.
And that’s all there is to it! Actually, wait, there’s one final step: make your bed with your lovely new linen bedding and let your pups snuggle into their new spot.
photography by Jojotastic, DIY by Hannah Cross.
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