Yarn Embroidered PillowsAugust 07, 2014 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
Supplies for Embroidered Pillows
- Plain pillow cover
- Yarn in your favorite colors (I used a combination of variegated, white, and turquoise yarns)
- Darning needle
- Disappearing fabric marker or pencil
- (Optional) Stencils (I used these Martha Stewart stencils for the x’s and v’s on my design)
How to Make Embroidered Pillows
1. Start by tracing a design on your pillow that you want to embroider. I used a ruler to divide up my pillow into five separate sections. With my lack of sewing skills, I winged it on this part. I first tried stitching the designs freehand but had trouble creating consistently sized stitches, so I ended up using a stencil to trace on the x’s and v’s with a pencil. This approach worked well for me, but may make you seasoned seamstresses cringe. If there is a better approach, please do share!
2. Once your design is sketched onto the pillow, thread your darning needle with your desired yarn and start embroidering each of the rows.
3. Once your embroidery is complete, make your pom-poms. Here’s a simple pom-pom tutorial if you have never made them before. Just make sure to leave the two long ends of the piece of yarn you wrapped around the middle of the pom-pom when making it. You will use these to sew the pom-pom to the pillow.
To do so, thread your needle with one of the strands and push it through the pillow where you want the pom-pom. Repeat with the other strand and then tie the two together on the inside of the pillow cover.